Quick summary: Students learn how individuals with diverse personal traits can be resilient, and how they contribute to a more resilient community. They will identify character strengths in themselves and others, and describe how these individuals can work together and support one another in the face of a natural disaster.
Year Level: 5 & 6.
Topics: Resilience, Climate Change.
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.
Year 5 & 6 HPE:
- Identify how valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community (ACPPS060)
Syllabus outcomes: IRS3.11
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Relevant parts of Year 5 and 6 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students examine how physical activity, celebrating diversity and connecting to the environment support community wellbeing and cultural understanding.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and prompt students to reflect on their own characteristics.
- Lined paper or student workbooks
- Student Worksheet – 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.