Whether affected directly by a natural disaster or just feeling overwhelmed by the media coverage, there's a lot for students to process. This lesson uses the recent bushfires as a case study to teach students techniques that will help them feel a little better about what's going on.
- Students will learn ways to take care of themselves and their peers during a natural disaster.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- identify techniques to maintain wellbeing during a natural disaster
- identify ways to support peers impacted by a natural disaster
- apply these techniques to their day-to-day life.
Instructions 5 min
- Provide access to the video clip ‘Taking care of yourself during the bushfires’.
- In pairs, students discuss:
- What tips does the presenter give to help someone who is feeling overwhelmed by a natural disaster such as the bushfires?
- What can you do to help a friend who is impacted by a natural disaster?
- How could the tips described in the video be applied in your day-to-day life?
Class debrief: Natural disasters can affect communities at any time. Recent Australian examples include bushfires, drought, cyclones and flooding. How could these tips be applied in different contexts?
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