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Fire in Australia

Investigating a natural hazard

Fire in Australia: Investigating a natural hazard - front cover

Curriculum areas: Geography, environment, Indigenous culture & history

Years: 9–12

Key curriculum links: Place and Space; Culture; Natural and Social Systems; Investigation, Communication and Participation

In this unit, students, investigate the complex place of bushfires in Australia, including the impact of bushfires on the natural environment and people's lives. Activities included in this unit cover the following topics:

  • What do you know? What do you think?
  • What is a bushfire?
  • Where do bushfires occur in Australia? Why?
  • What effect do bushfires have on the natural environment, the built environment, and people's lives?
  • Bushfire management