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 hav... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How do humans negatively impact the environment? – HASS Geography – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How do humans negatively impact the environment? – HASS Geography – Year 5
  2. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can humans positively impact the environment? – HASS Geography – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can humans positively impact the environment? – HASS Geography – Year 5

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Floodplain Modelling – Science – Year 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Floodplain Modelling – Science – Year 6
  2. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – What makes a good leader in a disaster? – HASS Geography – Year 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – What makes a good leader in a disaster? – HASS Geography – Year 6
  3. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can we better predict fires? – HASS Geography – Year 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can we better predict fires? – HASS Geography – Year 6
  4. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters –  How do bushfires impact the landscape? – Geography – Year 4
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How do bushfires impact the landscape? – Geography – Year 4
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  9. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How do fires behave? – Geography – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How do fires behave? – Geography – Year 5
  10. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Australia’s hazardous climate – Geography – Year 3
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Australia’s hazardous climate – Geography – Year 3
  11. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to call Triple 0 – Geography – Year 2
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to call Triple 0 – Geography – Year 2
  12. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can we use technology to fight bushfires? – Design and Technology – Years 5 & 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can we use technology to fight bushfires? – Design and Technology – Years 5 & 6
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  17. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – What is needed in a recovery pod? – Design and Technology – Years 5 & 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – What is needed in a recovery pod? – Design and Technology – Years 5 & 6
  18. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Are bushfires getting worse over time? – Mathematics – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Are bushfires getting worse over time? – Mathematics – Year 5
  19. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Personal resilience helping the community – HPE – Year 5 & 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Personal resilience helping the community – HPE – Year 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can I help as a citizen scientist? – Science – Year 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How can I help as a citizen scientist? – Science – Year 6
  2. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Preparing the community for disaster resilience – Geography – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Preparing the community for disaster resilience – Geography – Year 5
  3. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to manage mental health during a disaster – HPE – Year 4
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to manage mental health during a disaster – HPE – Year 4
  4. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to prepare a survival plan and kit – HASS Geography – Year 5
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – How to prepare a survival plan and kit – HASS Geography – Year 5
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  9. Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Natural Disasters and News Media – English – Year 6
    Resilient Australia: Building Resilience To Natural Disasters – Natural Disasters and News Media – English – Year 6