In this episode of NJEA’s Classroom Close-up, learn how technology teacher Cristen Serdy from Sovereign Avenue School in Atlantic City coordinates a unit about emergency preparedness through a project called the Zombie Apocalypse. The multidisciplinary unit was created to increase engagement in a technology assessment for eighth graders. Students study disease transmission in science and how to plan emergency escape routes in social studies. In language arts they use digital storytelling to produce emergency broadcast warnings. The culminating event is an assembly about the importance of being prepared for an emergency.