FireWorks for the Northern California Oak Woodlands - M.3.1: Once Upon a Wildfire Reading and Discussion
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Date Created: October 5, 2021

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Record Last Modified: October 22, 2021
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Lesson Overview: Students read the story Once Upon a Wildfire and think about the things that the family in the story did to prepare for a wildfire. This lesson will also serve as a space to set up ground rules and boundaries for wildfire preparedness discussions that will continue throughout the entire unit.

Lesson Goal: Give students an introduction to wildfire preparedness. Set up safe boundaries for discussing wildfire and wildfire preparedness. Provide a base to build off in future lessons.


  • Students can list some ways to be prepared for a wildfire and why they are important.
  • Students can describe their feelings about wildfire.
  • Students can synthesize questions they still have about wildfire preparedness to answer in future lessons.