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Bushfires in NSW

Stage 3 (Years 5-6), Geography

Bushfires in NSW is a Stage 3 teacher resource aligned to learning outcomes and course content in the NSW Geography and Science and Technology syllabuses.

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The NSW cross-curriculum priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Sustainability are also addressed.

Stage Stage 3 (Years 5-6)
Learning area Geography
Student outcomes

GE3-2. Explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments

GE3-3. Compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments

GE3-4. Acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry

ST3-4LW-S. Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things


Students learn about:

  • what bushfires are, and when and where they occur (including factors affecting frequency and intensity)
  • the impacts of bushfires on people and the natural environment
  • who manages bushfires and how they do this
  • bushfire recovery and ways to reduce the impacts of bushfires in the future
  • the 2019-2020 NSW bushfire season as a case study.

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