Quick summary: Students explore how humans’ management of spaces can negatively affect the environment and potentially contribute to disasters. They create a communication piece arguing for more environmentally conscious management of these practices.
Subjects: HASS Geography.
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 HASS 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 HASS 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, Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Facilitate class discussion and explicit learning, support students in independent tasks.
- Art supplies – coloured pencils or texta
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Individual devices capable of accessing the internet – one per student
- White paper – A3 in size.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.