Australian Curriculum Year 5 Geography Unit – Bushfires and Floods

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Engage your students as they explore Australian bushfires and floods with this unit designed to compliment the Year 5 Australian Geography curriculum. Highly engaging, this unit includes printable activity sheets, an informative powerpoint, multiple student assessment opportunities and a unit plan to guide your teaching sequence. This unit is a great way to engage your students interest in the topic as well as expand their knowledge of the impact impact bushfires and floods can have on the Australian environment and how we can prevent them.
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Engage your students as they explore Australian bushfires and floods with this unit designed to compliment the Year 5 Australian Geography curriculum. Highly engaging, this unit includes printable activity sheets, an informative powerpoint, multiple student assessment opportunities and a unit plan to guide your teaching sequence. This unit is a great way to engage your students interest in the topic as well as expand their knowledge of the impact impact bushfires and floods can have on the Australian environment and how we can prevent them.

This bundle includes the following:
– Unit Plan
– Activity Bundle – some activities require the internet for research. Recommended internet links are provided to guide your teaching.
– Informative Powerpoint – this powerpoint will help guide your teaching sequence and help relay information to your students in a age-appropriate manner.

This bundle compliments the following Year 5 Australian Geography Curriculum content descriptors:
– The influence of people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places (ACHASSK112)
– The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHASSK114)
Topics covered in this unit include:
– Natural Disasters – What are they? Which ones occur in Australia?
– Bushfires – What are they? Where do they occur? Why do they occur? How can we prevent them? Surviving a bushfire.
– Floods – What are they? Where do they occur? Why do they occur? How can we prevent them? Surviving a flood.
– Aboriginal Flood Stories
– Aboriginal Fire Management Systems
Activities include:

– Defining Natural Disasters
– Bushfire/Flood Facts
– Mapping major floods or bushfires in Australia
– Mapping flood zones and bushfire prone areas in Australia
– Aboriginal fire management systems research activity
– Aboriginal flood stories – story mapping
– Fire and Flood by Jackie French activities
– Fire and Flood prevention and preparation flipbooks
– ASSESSMENT: council information brochure
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