Quick summary: Students will analyse maps and create an infographic to communicate their understanding of the climate of a state or region in Australia and a natural hazard that typically occurs in the state or region.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Climate change and Sustainability.
Teaching Time: 85 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 Geography:
- Causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard (ACHGK042)
- Represent spatial distribution of different types of geographical phenomena by constructing appropriate maps at different scales that conform to cartographic conventions, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS050).
Year 8 Geography:
- Causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard (ACHGK053).
Syllabus outcomes: GE4-2.
General capabilities: Literacy.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 Geography achievement standards: By the end of year 8, students will have developed geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provided through the inclusion of inquiry questions and specific inquiry skills, including the use and interpretation of maps, and photographs and other representations of geographical data.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate small group work and class discussion.
- A device and access to an infographic program (e.g., Canva, Piktochart) OR poster paper
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.