Term 2 - Human Impact V mother nature

The students will study the interconnection between places and people. They will develop their mental maps of the world and locate the major countries of Asia, Europe and North America in relation to Australia. In exploring the interconnections between people and environments, students will examine how environmental features such as climate and landforms influence the human characteristics of places, and how human actions influence the environmental characteristics of places.  They will recognise that some climates produce hazards such as bushfires and floods that threaten the safety of places. The students will explore the impact natural disasters have on people, places and environments and propose ways people can reduce the impact of disasters in the future.

Focus Ideas

  • How do people’s connections to places affect their perception of them?

  • How do people and environments influence one another?

  • How can the impact of bushfires or floods on people and places be reduced?