Charities are used to dealing with disasters, and the British Red Cross and Christian Aid both have online teaching resources. To introduce the topic, try kaza2cov's key steps challenge, or Bevanloo for experiments showing how natural disasters happen.
Bring graphics to life with a new resource on typography and layout, writes Spencer Herbert. There is a concise PowerPoint for teachers, and web and PDF activities for pupils, who can learn to use various typefaces to improve their e-portfolios.
Media Smart teaches pupils not to believe unrealistic pictures of perfect- looking celebrities in the press. The new resource explains the practice of manipulating media, to spark class debate on self-esteem, body image and beauty.