Quick summary: Students use the fire triangles to understand the elements that influence how fires burn and behave. They conduct a risk assessment of their local area based on these elements, predicting where they might be most vulnerable to a bushfire event.
Year Level: 5.
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 5 Geography:
- The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)
Relevant parts of Year 5 Geography achievement standards: Students identify and describe the interconnections between people and the human and environmental characteristics of places, and between components of environments.
Syllabus outcomes: GE3-2, GE3-3
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate student discussion and support with independent investigations.
- Art supplies – coloured pencils and textas (optional)
- Device capable of presenting a Powerpoint to the class
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet
- Lined paper or workbook
- White paper (optional)
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.