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Preparing for the next big thing

  • 5 juni 2020
  • Niveau: Havo/vwo bovenbouw
  • Bron: Youtube
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At the start of the coronavirus outbreak some people panicked. They immediately went out to the supermarket to stock up on toilet paper and non-perishable foods, to make sure that they were prepared for a situation where nobody is allowed to go outside anymore. There are people who believe that even bigger crises will happen in the future. They are called ‘preppers’ and they have been preparing for extreme disasters all their lives. How do they do this? Well, let’s find out!

Before watching
Answer the questions.

  1. What do you know about preppers? Write down as much as possible in the coming 2 minutes, then take 3 minutes to discuss it in your group.
  2. What’s your opinion about preppers? Do you think they are wise? Or do you think they shouldn’t worry about these issues so much?


During watching
Discuss in groups of 4.

  1. What does ‘hyper prepared’ mean?
  2. Why did Jason Charles start prepping?
  3. For how long can Jason survive?
  4. What is a ‘Doomsday scenario’?
  5. What does the woman in the white background think of all this?


After watching
Discuss in groups of 4.

  1. Did your idea about preppers change after watching the video?
  2. Would you like to be ‘hyper prepared’? Why (not)?


Are you interested in more information? Read this text  and answer the questions below.

    1. Which tips from the text do you find most useful?
    2. Which corona tips are different from the normal tips?
    3. Are there tips in the article that you consider using?