This is a 22-page ebook from the Australian Curriculum Geography series that covers:
Factors that shape the human and environmental characteristics of places
The impact of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (ACHGK030)
Understanding how bushfires are common occurrences in Australia during summer months, varying in frequency, severity and location and that they impact on the environment, people and communities.
Understanding that floods are common occurrences in Australia; which vary is frequency, severity and location and impact on the environment, people and communities.
Understanding that many serve bushfires and floods have occurred in Australia causing significant damage to environments, people and communities.
Investigating what Australians can do to minimize the harmful effects of bushfires and floods.
Key inquiry questions
How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of places within them?
How do people and environments influence one another?
How do people influence the human characteristics of places and the management of spaces within them?
How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and placed be reduced?
Geographical Inquiry and skills
Develop geographical questions to investigate and plan an inquiry (ACHGS033)
Collect and record relevant geographical data and information, using ethical protocols, from primary and secondary sources, for example, people, maps, plans, photographs, satellite images, statistical sources and reports (ACHGS034)
Evaluate sources of their usefulness and represent data in different forms, for example, maps, plans, graphs, tables, sketches and diagrams (ACHGS035)
Represent the location and features of places and different types of geographical information by constructing large-scale and small-scale maps that conform to cartographic conventions, including border, sources, scale, legend, title and north point, using spatial technologies as appropriate (ACHGS036)
Interpret geographic date other information, using digital and spatial technologies as appropriate, and identify spatial distributions, patterns and trends, and infer relationships to draw conclusions (ACHGS037)
Present findings and ideas in a range of communication forms, for example, written, oral, graphic, tabular, visual and maps; using geographical terminology and digital technologies as appropriate (ACHGS038)
Reflect on their learning to propose individual and collective action in response to a contemporary geographical challenge and describe the expected effects of their proposal on different groups of people (ACHGS039)
Which countries have over 100 million inhabitants? What is the most widely spoken language in the world? Discover the answers to these and many more questions in Australian Curriculum Geography, a seven-book series which will see students navigating through continents, wading through oceans, and discovering cultures, creatures and creations from around the world.
4-page units each with a supporting Teachers page and three student activity pages
organised into sections according to the content descriptions in the Geographical knowledge and understanding strand for each year
a general note on the importance of geographical skills and an overview and explanation of the skills specific to the year level
a geographical skills class record for teachers to record each student’s progress
a list of additional R.I.C. resources that support the teaching of geography at each year level
where appropriate, links between the content of each unit and the general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities have been recognised