Quick summary: Students will complete a Readiness Plan and Survival Kit. They will gain insight into what planning goes into keeping a home and community safe and understand that by making decisions earlier, uncertainty is one factor they will not have to experience in an emergency.
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 impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHASSK114)
Relevant parts of Year 5 HASS Geography achievement standards: Students identify and describe different possible responses to a geographical challenge.
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 – choose a plan relevant to your location, facilitate class discussion and implement differentiation.
- Art supplies (optional)
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Individual student devices capable of accessing the internet
- White paper (optional)
Keywords: Australia, climate, flood, bushfire, drought, geography, mapping, prepared, communities, climate change, climate zones, global warming.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.