Quick summary: Students will learn about the variations in our country’s climate and how this can cause natural hazards. Students will compare Australia’s climates as well as track climates on a map.
Year Level: 3.
Teaching Time: 60 minutes
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Primary.
Related Professional Development: We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 HASS Geography
- The main climate types of the world and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places (ACHASSK068)
Relevant parts of Year 3 HASS Geography achievement standards: Students compare the climates, settlement patterns and population characteristics of places, and how these affect communities, past and present. Students examine how individuals and groups celebrate and contribute to communities in the past and present, through establishing and following rules, decision-making, participation and commemoration.
Syllabus outcomes: GE2-1
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures (only for the extension of learning), Sustainability
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, support students in independent work.
- Art Supplies – colured pencils and textas
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Individual devices with access to the internet (optional)
- Maps – PowerPoint
- White paper
Keywords: Australia, climate, flood, bushfire, drought, geography, mapping, prepared, communities, climate change, climate zones, global warming.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.