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Natural Disaster Youth Summit 2018

Years F-10


By experiencing various disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, floods, hurricanes, landslides, tsunamis and droughts, different knowledge and information to reduce their impact are accumulated in local communities. By sharing this knowledge and information, people can prepare against future disasters and take actions to combat climate change and its impacts. The ultimate goal is to enhance awareness of the impact of natural disasters on families, schools and local communities around the world through young people's actions. NDYS will build a global disaster management education network utilizing Information utilising digital technologies. SDGs # 11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable and # 13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Learning Areas



Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways (VCSSU047)



Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)


Civics and Citizenship

Investigate how people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve their goals and plan for action (VCCCC016)

Examine the concept of global citizenship (VCCCC017)


Impacts of bushfires or floods on environments and communities, and how people can respond (VCGGK095)

Collect and record relevant geographical data and information from the field and secondary sources, using ethical protocols (VCGGC088)


Sudden geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect Earth’s surface (VCSSU079)

Ethical Capability

Examine how problems may contain more than one ethical issue (VCECU011)



Nature of water scarcity and the role of humans in creating and overcoming it, including studies drawn from Australia and West Asia and/or North Africa (VCGGK108)

Explain processes that influence the characteristics of places (VCGGC099)

Identify, analyse and explain spatial distributions and patterns and identify and explain their implications (VCGGC100)

Causes of an atmospheric or hydrological hazard and its impacts on places, and human responses to it to minimise harmful effects on places in the future (VCGGK110)

Factors that influence the decisions people make about where to live and their perceptions of the liveability of places (VCGGK111)

Influence of accessibility to services and facilities; and environmental quality, on the liveability of places (VCGGK112)

Environmental, economic and social measures used to evaluate places for their liveability, comparing two different places (VCGGK113)

Causes of a geomorphological hazard and its impacts on places and human responses to it to minimise harmful effects on places in the future (VCGGK121)


Some of Earth’s resources are renewable, but others are non-renewable (VCSSU100)


Civics and Citizenship

Explain the Australian government’s roles and responsibilities at a global level, including provision of foreign aid, peacekeeping and the United Nations (VCCCG031)


Interconnecting causes of spatial variations between countries in selected indicators of human wellbeing (VCGGK150)

Role of initiatives by international and national government and non-government organisations to improve human wellbeing in Australia and other countries (VCGGK154)

The interconnection between food production and land and water degradation; shortage of fresh water; competing land uses; and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world (VCGGK135)

Challenges in feeding the current and projected populations of Australia and the world, and responses to these challenges (VCGGK138)


The theory of plate tectonics explains global patterns of geological activity and continental movement (VCSSU127)


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