Quick summary: Students learn how to manage their mental health and seek help if they are affected by fire or flood.
Subjects: Health and Physical Education.
Year Level: 4.
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 4 Health and Physical Education:
- Explore strategies to manage physical, social and emotional change (ACPPS034)
- Describe and apply strategies that can be used in situations that make them feel uncomfortable or unsafe (ACPPS035)
Relevant parts of Year 4 HPE achievement standards: Students recognise strategies for managing change. They investigate how emotional responses vary. They describe the connections they have to their community and identify local resources to support their health, wellbeing, safety and physical activity.
Syllabus outcomes: GDS2.9, DMS2.2, PSS2.5, SLS2.13.
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Keywords: flood, fire, natural disaster, community, relief, mental health, stress, crisis, support, help-seeking.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.