Quick summary: Students will investigate hazards and how volunteer services and organisations help communities prepare, respond and recover.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Natural hazards, community, volunteers and organisations.
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.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding.
Relevant parts of Year 7 Geography achievement standards:
‘Water in the world’ develops students’ understanding of the concept of environment, including the ideas that the environment is the product of a variety of processes, that it supports and enriches human and other life, that people value the environment in different ways and that the environment has its specific hazards. Water is investigated using studies drawn from Australia, countries of the Asia region, and countries from West Asia and/or North Africa.
‘Place and liveability’ focuses on the concept of place through an investigation of liveability. This unit examines factors that influence liveability and how it is perceived, the idea that places provide us with the services and facilities needed to support and enhance our lives, and that spaces are planned and managed by people.
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 compare alternative strategies to a geographical challenge, taking into account environmental, economic and social factors.
Time required: 90 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate class and group discussions.
- Butchers paper or poster paper and markers for the silent conversation activity
- 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.