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Lesson Focus and key question:

Bushfires
Q. What impact do bushfires
have on the environment and
people and what can we do to
reduce the impact that
bushfires have?
Learning Area / Strand
Geography
Year
Level
5
Implementation Date
Duration
60mins
Prior knowledge of learners (What do they already know?)
Students may already know that fires are dangerous and can start up easily
Students know that major bushfires can happen in our area and have happened before (previous
lesson)
Students know correct safety procedure for a fire drill at school (stop what are you are doing and
listen to instructions)
Students can identify some fire prevention tips for around their environment.
The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be
protected (ACHGK022)
Lesson objective/s
Students inform the community about what they have learnt about bushfires and bushfire prevention
by constructing and distributing an informative pamphlet.
Evidence of learning
Students will be assessed of their learning by their ability or engagement in the task to create an
informative pamphlet for the community based on what they have learnt about bushfires.
Resources
Professional fire safety pamphlets to show students

Lesson
Introduction
Introducing
the topic
Engagement
of the
learners
Revise what was learnt last lesson: what did we look at?
Who can remember the type of bushfire hazards or things
that need to be taken care of to prepare for bushfire
season?
Explain that we are going to be creating an information
pamphlet to inform our school and the people that live
near the school about being prepared for bushfire season
and what to do in an emergency.
But first we need to look at some professional fire safety
pamphlets to show us what they need to look like and
Teacher notes:
Do three- minute
pause




LEP 5
how much information we should use.
Show the class one first and explain the features it has-
big words, eye catching, nice big pictures and plenty of
important information,
Pass each around to the class.
Groups dependent on
literacy levels (2
above level with 2
below level to assist)

Lesson Body
Delivering
the content
through
specific
strategies
Go through the display board to provide students with a
starting point for gathering information to put into
pamphlets.
Ask students what the main topics are that we need to
tell people. Key questions- What impact do bushfires
have on the environment and people and how can we
reduce the impact? This can be your headings if you
wish.
Students then need to answer these questions using the
answers that we have nt he board and from what they
have learnt about bushfires.
Ensure students are covering all main parts- what
happens to the environment? How do people prepare for
the bushfire season? What do they do in case of an
emergency?
Allow time for students to type up their information
before decorating.



Give students a
starting idea not
something to copy
off.

Ensure students are
on task.

For students at
below level literacy,
assist them to come
up with simple
sentences or draw
diagrams.
Lesson
Conclusion
Concluding
activities
Summarizing
the lesson
Share pamphlets with the person sitting next to them.
Ask students to think of some things they liked about
each others work.
Distribute around school and do a neighborhood drop off
the following day

Encourage
engagement in
class activity.
Encourage co-
operative
behaviours
Reflection:
Have I given enough scaffolds for students to create an informative text?
Have I allocated enough time for the pamphlets to be completed and shared among the class?