Quick summary: Students investigate the importance of preservation, maintenance and what makes a community resilient. They will develop and present an idea for a healthy and resilient community that considers the connection to land, culture, various stakeholders, safety, communication, economy, and healthy landscapes.
Subjects: Design and Technology.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Creative Thinking, Sustainability, Climate Change and STEM.
Teaching Time: 90 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Design and Technologies:
- Analyse how people in design and technologies occupations consider ethical and sustainability factors to design and produce products, services and environments (AC9TDE8K01).
Syllabus outcomes: T4.1.2.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking and Intercultural Understanding.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 achievement standards: By the end of Year 8, students explain factors that influence services and environments to meet present and future needs. They explain the contribution of design and technology innovations and enterprise to society. Students create designed solutions for each of the prescribed technologies contexts based on an evaluation of needs or opportunities. They develop criteria for success, including sustainability considerations, and use these to judge the suitability of their ideas and designed solutions and processes. They create and adapt design ideas, make considered decisions and communicate to different audiences using appropriate technical terms and a range of technologies and graphical representation techniques.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – The teacher will be expected to facilitate conversation and help students undergo a design process to create the warning system.
- A3 paper
- Coloured pencils
- Student factsheet: Resilience Stations factsheet
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
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.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.