GeographyYears 5 - 6Factors that Shape PlacesNatural DisastersNatural Disasters

Floods

Worksheets

Worksheets

Teaching Notes

Key Concepts, Skills and Understandings

Students use the geographical tool – Disaster Mapper – on the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub to investigate recent floods in Australia. They identify the location and extent of each disaster and the impact of the disaster on the local community.
Students use the “Jigsaw” approach to group work to research one flood in Australia. Each expert group uses the websites provided to research their inquiry question. Students present their group’s information in a graphic organiser of their choice – ladder, staircase, chain of events or flow chart.
The geographical tools integrated in this lesson include mapping, visual representation and spatial technologies.
The geographical concepts include place, space and interconnection.

Focus Question

How do floods impact on people and the environment?

Australian National Curriculum

ACHASSK114, ACHASSI103, ACHASS1095

NSW Syllabus

GE3-1

Victorian Curriculum

VCGGC095

Subject

Geography

Years

5 - 6

Topic

Factors that Shape Places

Unit

Natural Disasters

Lesson Name

Floods

Lesson Time

60 mins

Author

Inquisitive Team

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