Teacher guide CFA Bushfires - a geography resource for Australian students

TLF ID M012439

This is an illustrated PDF with comprehensive information about the causes and behaviours of bushfire as well as the impact fires have on natural and human environments. Taking a geographic perspective, the text is supported with photographs, maps, aerial photography, diagrams, and tables. Each chapter includes activities that explain key terminology and develop descriptive and analytical skills.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource could be useful to support the study of the year 5 Geography curriculum, as it is a source of detailed information about bushfires and their impact on environments and communities. As well as describing the causes and effects of fire, the resource examines the ways human settlement and behaviour can in turn affect the nature and consequences of bushfires. The resource is an excellent example of how information can be presented using geographic tools in a geographic context.
  • This resource would be valuable for the Landscapes unit of year 8 Geography in that it details the causes, locations, and effects of one of Australia's most frequent and dramatic natural hazards, bushfire.
  • The resource can contribute to students attaining the achievement standard in year 8 Geography. By using the activities within this resource students can gain practical experience at applying geographic analysis to different forms of information to identify trends, patterns and correlation.
Year level

5; 6; 7; 8

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Organization: Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • URL: http://www.gtav.asn.au
  • Name: Country Fire Authority
  • Organization: Country Fire Authority
  • URL: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Organization: Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.gtav.asn.au
  • Name: Country Fire Authority
  • Organization: Country Fire Authority
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
  • 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
Rights
  • Copyright © Country Fire Authority and Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc., 2012. This is a Free for Education resource. Permission is granted to schools and other educational institutions to freely copy and use resources for educational purposes, but permission is not given for the resources to be modified and shared.