This unit is aligned with the Australian NSW Geography Syllabus ACHGK030 and includes Reading Passages, Comprehension Activities, an Experiment, an Art Activity Prompt, Links to Videos and a Link to a Group Activity on creating a Bushfire Survival Plan.
This unit discusses the following:
- What is a Bushfire?
- How do Fires Start
- Bushfire Behaviours
- Bushfires in Australia
- The Positive and Negative Effects of Bushfires on Flora and Fauna
- This Resource discusses specifically the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires in Victoria and the devastation, as well as the recommendations to prevent this disaster from happening again
- Bushfire Survival Plan
As well as Reading and Comprehension, students develop Map Skills, Data Skills, Science Skills, Fire Safety Skills and Critical Thinking Skills.