Teacher guide Disaster preparedness

TLF ID M013702

This is a compilation of four teaching sequences about disasters and disaster preparation. It includes sections on types of disasters; their effects on people and the environment; disaster preparation; earthquake preparedness in Indonesia; emergency response; disaster recovery and the causes and consequences of disasters. The resource also includes links to digital images and information, photos, videos, maps and a case study to engage students in processing, analysing and interpreting geographical data and information.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the units of study in the years 7 and 8 Geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about causes, impacts and response to hydrological hazards in year 7 and the content description about the causes and impacts of geomorphic hazards in year 8. It includes a suite of digital photos that demonstrate hydrological hazard instigated by a geomorphic hazard i.e. tsunami. The digital and geographical information about the disasters and disaster preparedness and responses are important for this content description and encourage the inclusion of the intercultural general capability. The focus on Australia's work in reducing the risks faced by communities globally contribute to inclusion of the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross- curriculum priority.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standards for year 7 Geography. It helps students explain the processes operating within and between places and identify how these influence the characteristics of places and contribute to change. They apply their understanding of the processes of change to identify what would be needed to achieve more sustainable futures.
  • It is also relevant to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the area of organizing ideas that actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments, and that world views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.
  • The resource is relevant to the intercultural understanding general capability. The visual and digital resources encourage thinking about the range of disasters and their effects on peoples and places, and enable the investigation of the interconnection between people and places.
Year level

7; 8

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  • Contributor
  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
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  • URL: http://www.ausaid.gov.au/Pages/home.aspx
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: 3000\
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://australia.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
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