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Can we 'drought-proof' Australia?

Investigating drought – its causes, impacts, management

Drought-unit front cover

Curriculum areas: Environment, Geography

Years: 6–10

Key curriculum links: Time, Change and Continuity; Place; Space and Resources

In this unit of work, students explore the causes and effects of drought and whether drought can be managed, even eliminated.

Themes and topics include:

  • what is drought?
  • major droughts in Australia over time
  • what causes drought in Australia?
  • what impacts does drought have on Australia?
  • how can drought be managed?