Teacher guide Disasters: consequences and responses

TLF ID M013708

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about disasters. It includes sections on types of disasters; their impacts on people and the environment; emergency responses; disaster risk reduction; disaster preparedness; responses to disasters; disaster recovery; and disaster relief. It includes links to digital images and information, photos, case studies, maps and a video 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 descriptions about causes, impacts and responses to hydrological hazards in year 7, and the causes and impacts of geomorphic hazards in year 8. It includes digital photos that demonstrate hydrological and geomorphic hazards in various places. The geographical information about the disasters in different places, disaster preparedness, responses, risk reduction and relief are also useful here.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard for year 7 geography. It helps them to explain the processes operating within and between places and to identify how these influence the characteristics of places and contribute to change. Students apply their understanding of the processes of change to identify what would be needed to achieve more sustainable futures.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard for year 8 geography. It helps them to explain the impact of human actions on the environment and propose strategies to manage these impacts.
  • The resource is also relevant to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the organising 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. With its focus on Australia's work in reducing the risks faced by communities in Laos, it is also relevant to the cross-curriculum priority Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia.
  • The resource is relevant to the Intercultural understanding general capability. It encourages thinking about the range of disasters and their effects on peoples and places, and enables an investigation of the interconnection between people and places.
Year level

7; 8

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: AusAID
  • Organization: AusAID
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • 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
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  • 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
  • Image
  • Text
  • Video
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