Resilient Australia - Climate Change And Natural Hazards

Resilient Australia - Climate Change And Natural Hazards

Lesson 6 of 10 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Disaster resilience
  • Social
  • Leadership
  • Social Action
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this lesson, students refer to climate data and an interview with weather experts, to examine how man-made climate change is increasing the severity and frequency of natural disasters.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • identify how man-made climate change is increasing the severity and frequency of natural disasters
  • discuss how humans can reduce the frequency and severity of natural hazards.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • use climate data and natural disaster data to identify correlations and patterns
  • engage in a debate about how humans influence the severity and frequency of natural disasters.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Syllabus outcomes: GE4-3GE4-7.

Relevant parts of Year 8 Geography achievement standards: 
A framework for developing students’ geographical knowledge, understanding and skills is provided through the inclusion of inquiry questions and specific inquiry skills, including the use and interpretation of maps, photographs and other representations of geographical data.

Time required: 80 minutes.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate small group work and class discussion.

Resources required

  • A device capable of conducting research (1 per pair)
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student

Skills

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

  • Communication
  • Community engagement
  • Critical thinking
  • Digital literacy
  • Empathy
  • Ethical understanding
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration

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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