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Teacher guide Drought and flood in the Murray-Darling Basin

TLF ID M019055

This lesson sequence focuses on the cycle of drought and flood in the Murray-Darling Basin. It looks at perspectives on and future predictions of flood and drought and includes a research-based case study of the impact of flood and drought on a settlement or region in the Murray-Darling Basin. The lesson sequence includes a teacher PowerPoint presentation, separate teacher notes and a student worksheet. It is one in a series exploring aspects of the Murray-Darling Basin and is suitable to be used as a stand-alone resource or combined with other lesson sequences in the series.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable due to its relevance to the Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand of the years 5 and 7 geography curriculum. It examines environmental influences on human perceptions of place and liveability and the impact of extreme weather such as floods and drought.
  • This resource is also valuable due to its relevance to two curriculum content descriptions in the Earth and space sciences sub-strand of the years 6 and 7 science curriculum. It examines the water cycle and associated extreme weather in the Murray-Darling Basin.
  • Students complete research questions and extension activities on floods and drought in the Murray-Darling Basin.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Humanities and social sciences
  • Geography
  • Science

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Organization: Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: ACT, AUSTRALIA
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
  • © Murray–Darling Basin Authority 2015. This material is licensed under a Creative Commons BY 3.0 Australia license