Quick summary: In this lesson, students will discuss and analyse the causes of hydrological and geomorphic hazards. Students will watch videos, and read about how young people were affected by hazards to create a warning report.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Sustainability and climate change.
Teaching Time: 65 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.
General capabilities: Literacy.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 and 8 Geography achievement standards:
This unit examines the processes that shape landforms, the values and meanings placed on landforms and landscapes by diverse cultures, hazards associated with landscapes, and management of landscapes. ‘Landforms and landscapes’ develops students’ understanding of the concept of environment and enables them to explore the significance of landscapes to people. These distinctive aspects of landforms and landscapes are investigated using studies drawn from Australia.
Topic: Natural Hazards and Natural Disasters.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters.
Time required: 65 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – the lesson requires teachers to facilitate small group work and classroom discussions.
- A device capable of presenting a video
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Video or voice recording device.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.