Resources to support bushfire education
A wide range of resources have been selected to support teaching and learning activities on this site. These include
the Image Gallery, with over 140 images, sorted by the four themes of learning about, preparing for, responding to, and recovering from bushfires
links to other resources from the Victorian, Commonwealth, and other States and Territory bushfire prevention agencies, as well as Australian and international bushfire resources
links to videos and interactives, including session-specific factsheets and tasksheets. All material is organised in alphabetical order ie A-Z.
Use the filters to quickly find resources that are relevant to your teaching and learning needs.
Potential for discomfort or distress
All educators need to be aware that there is potential for discomfort or distress among some learners when talking, viewing and reading about bushfires. The 2009 Victorian bushfires especially were traumatic events for many in the Victorian community, and early childhood practitioners and teachers need to preview, adapt and manage the teaching and learning activities and resources with respect to the particular needs and backgrounds of their learners.
Further information and support can be found on the Department of Education and Training website Victorian Bushfires support for children.
2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
website contains the Royal Commission's final report into the 'Black Saturday' fires , as well as exhibits, submissions, witness statements and picture galleries.
Department of Education and Training (DET)
DET provide a range of resources and advice for schools including emergency management plans, procedures and actions, as well as access to to curriculum resources to assist in preparing students for the threat of emergencies including bushfires
Country Fire Authority (CFA)
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation. The CFA provides numerous resources to support fire education programs for children, ranging from pre-primary to Year 10. For more information, see the CFA Kids & Schools website