Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters
Australia has experienced increasingly frequent, intense, repeated, and now overlapping shocks such as fires, floods, and drought. Coupled with chronic stresses including economic inequity, reduced levels of services in rural and regional areas, and social exclusion these disasters have conspired to challenge communities across the country. Communities have little or no time to prepare, respond and recover from each of these events before the next arrives.
Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience Initiative aim to reduce the harm caused to communities and the environment, by fire and flood. They harness the collective power of communities, industry, government, philanthropy and the research sector to lift Australia to be the global leader in fire and flood resilience by 2025. For more information see Minderoo Foundation’s website.
Years 7 to 8 English lessons will encourage students to explore the true meaning of hope and leadership and apply empathy to those affected by fires and floods. Students will analyse and write texts that explore how society can address hazards and natural disasters to create a resilient Australia.
The following English lessons and future resources comprise of two mutually reinforcing components – the principles and the environments in which resilient communities strive – which are designed to holistically guide teachers, community leaders and organisations in their work within communities.« Read less