This lesson considers the impact of Typhoon Haiyan, specifically on the city of Tacloban in the Philippines. It makes the distinction between primary and secondary impacts of the disaster and looks at the response both locally and globally. Criticisms of the response are also explored. Tasks include sketch mapping, empathy and more ‘traditional’ questions and activities. This resource is tailored to the requirements of AQA’s 9-1 GCSE Geography syllabus.