Quick summary: Students investigate the resilience of their community and apply a resilient framework model to improve the community they live in so that they can be better prepared to prevent, plan, and respond to a natural hazard.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Climate change and sustainability.
Teaching Time: 90 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 Geography:
- Causes, impacts and responses to an atmospheric or hydrological hazard (ACHGK042).
Year 8 Geography:
- Causes, impacts and responses to a geomorphological hazard (ACHGK053).
Syllabus outcomes: GE4-2, GE4-3, GE4-4, GE4-5.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 Geography achievement standards:
Students describe geographical processes that influence the characteristics of places and how the characteristics of places are perceived and valued differently. They explain interconnections between people and places and environments and describe how these interconnections change places and environments.
Relevant parts of Year 8 Geography achievement standards:
By the end of Year 8, students explain geographical processes that influence the characteristics of places and explain how places are perceived and valued differently. They explain interconnections within environments and between people and places and explain how they change places and environments. They compare alternative strategies to a geographical challenge, taking into account environmental, economic and social factors.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate small group work and class discussion.
- A device capable of creating audiovisual recordings, such as an iPad or camera
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- 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.