One of the topics that we teach in Year 9 is a risky world topic. We look at the idea of micromorts and microlives (from the work of David Spiegelhalter) and then move onto an assessment of why people continue to live in risky places.
This Guardian Datablog article features a useful interactive graphic showing the relative risk in a range of countries at different levels of development. It's joined by an excellent article on the communities that live on the slopes of Mt. Sinabung in Indonesia.