Community and School-Based Curriculum

In addition to service projects, the Red Cross offers educational curriculum. Although originally designed for the classroom, these materials also can be used with other youth groups. All programs offer teaching tools (lesson plans, handouts, booklets, DVDs, etc.) as well as personalized customer service and support from a Red Cross education coordinator/trainer. Please call 317-396-9419.

Scrubby Bear

Hand washing is the single most valuable tool in disease prevention; therefore the American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis' Scrubby Bear presentation is an invaluable tool in keeping children healthy. This fun, short 20-25 minute presentation teaches kindergarten and first graders proper hand washing technique as well as the importance of hand washing in staying healthy.

BE READY 1-2-3 (Preschool - Age 8)

With Be Ready 1-2-3, three experts Cool Cat, Ready Rabbit and Disaster Dog help young people learn about home fires, winter storms and earthquakes. This program can be tailored to amount of time available.

Facing Fear (Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12)

Facing Fear offers age-appropriate materials designed to help children cope with feelings of fear and anger, to understand cultural and ethnic diversity, to understand the media’s role in public information and how to discern facts as reported by the media. Complements Masters of Disaster.

FACT (Grades K-3)

First Aid for Children Today (FACT) teaches children about hygiene, healthy habits, first aid, personal safety, injury prevention and more. The lessons are reinforced with coloring, puzzles, stickers and activities. This program can be tailored to amount of time available

Fire Safety and Prevention (Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8)

Fire Safety and Prevention curriculum provides youth with specific information to help prevent and prepare for fires. This program also teaches young people how to stay safe if a fire occurs at home, at school or in the community. This program can be tailored to amount of time available

Masters of Disaster (Grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8)

Masters of Disaster offers flexible curriculum for general disaster preparedness and safety. Materials are aligned with National Education Standards and designed to supplement teachers' current lessons for core academic skills in science, math, social studies and language arts. Developed by the American Red Cross with generous support from the Allstate Foundation.

Basic Aid Training (Ages 8-10)

Basic Aid Training (BAT) teaches children accident prevention and first aid procedures for breathing difficulties, bleeding, poisoning, burns, shock and other emergencies.

Resources for Teachers and Youth Leaders

The Red Cross can offer youth meaningful opportunities for education, training and service to the community. If you are a teacher or youth group leader, the Red Cross has something for you!