Resilient Australia - Preparing the community for disaster resilience

Resilient Australia - Preparing the community for disaster resilience

Lesson 18 of 18 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Disaster resilience
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students create public service communication pieces designed to help their community prepare for and protect against bushfires and other natural disasters.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • learn about the importance of preventative actions in the event of a coming disaster
  • learn how to communicate ideas effectively to community members.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • brainstorm preventative and protection measures that ensure safety
  • organise preventative measures on a timeline 
  • demonstrate effective public service communication.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 5 HASS Geography:

  • The environmental and human influences on the location and characteristics of a place and the management of spaces within them (ACHASSK113)

Relevant parts of Year 5 HASS Geography achievement standards: Students identify and describe the interconnections between people and the human and environmental characteristics of places, and between components of environments. They identify the effects of these interconnections on the characteristics of places and environments. They identify and describe different possible responses to a geographical challenge.

Syllabus outcomes: GE3-2, GE3-3.

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion, support students with independent work

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Problem solving

Additional info

We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.

This lesson was made in partnership with
Minderoo Foundation (www.minderoo.org).

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