Climate Warriors

Climate Warriors

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

14-18 yrs old

18+ yrs old

Climate & Environment

Physical Health & Wellness

Service Learning & Social Good

Put your firefighting skills to the test as you learn about how to prepare, act and recover from bushfires.

avatar Submitted By: BlockWorks

April 20, 2021

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Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Minecraft World

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Supporting Files

Lesson Plan


Lessons plan for Climate Warriors

Student Worksheet


Student Worksheet for Climate Warriors

Curriculum Links


Curriculum Links for Climate Warriors

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to explain what material houses should be built out of to be bushfire safe.
  • Students can list three things that can be done before a bushfire to help protect houses and the community from bushfire.
  • Students will be able to discuss what actions we should take before, during and after a bushfire emergency.

Guiding Ideas

  • Is there anything we can do as community members to help protect ourselves and our houses from bushfires?
  • What information is used to help communities predict the fire danger rating? Why is this information useful?
  • How do you think wildlife are affected by bushfires, and what can we do to help them recover?
  • Once it is safe to do so, why do you think it is important to replant trees in bushfire impacted areas?
  • What do you think is most important in supporting the recovery of communities affected by bushfire?

 

Student Activities

Climate Warriors has been designed to help engage the next generation in understanding the importance of preparedness against natural disasters due to the effects of climate change.

The map and supporting resources will aid educators to impart on their students a greater knowledge of actions that can be taken to pre-emptively protect wildlife, homes and livelihoods against natural disasters such as bushfires.

There is a complete lesson plan/outline in the “External References” section, but below is a quick summary.

  • Students gather information, complete some tests, interpret results and make predictions.
    • Students are provided with information about fire danger ratings and they are tasked with helping the Climate Scientist calculate fire danger rating.
    • Students test the resistance of wood, steel and brick to fire.
    • Students explore three safety measures that can be taken before a bushfire emergency that decreases the risk of loss of property.
  • Students take an active role during a bushfire emergency.
    • Students follow instructions from emergency personnel and support them in ensuring the safety of community members.
    • Students find and rescue a koala and return it to a safe place.
  • Students take an active role in helping the community recover from the bushfire emergency.
    • Students replant a badly burnt area with new trees.
    • Students support the community in the recovery efforts by delivering supplies to key areas in a helicopter.

 

 

 

Performance Expectations

  • Students will take part in a role play within a virtual Minecraft community before, during and after a bushfire emergency.
  • Students will reflect on their choices and actions in this role play and how they apply to real life.
  • Students will understand how to help their family and community prepare for a bushfire emergency.

 

Skills

  • Citizenship
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Minecraft World

Download for the Minecraft World File

Supporting Files

Lesson Plan


Lessons plan for Climate Warriors

Student Worksheet


Student Worksheet for Climate Warriors

Curriculum Links


Curriculum Links for Climate Warriors