Quick summary: In this lesson, students refer to climate data and an interview with weather experts, to examine how man-made climate change is increasing the severity and frequency of natural disasters.
Year Level: Year 8.
Topics: Sustainability and climate change.
Teaching Time: 60 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 8 Geography:
Syllabus outcomes: GE4-3, GE4-7.
General capabilities: Literacy.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 8 Geography achievement standards:
A framework for developing students’ geographical knowledge, understanding and skills is provided through the inclusion of inquiry questions and specific inquiry skills, including the use and interpretation of maps, photographs and other representations of geographical data.
Time required: 80 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate small group work and class discussion.
- A device capable of conducting research (1 per pair)
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related Professional Development: Add partnered courses, if they are part of the project. If not, erase this line.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.