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Bushfires
News Report Planning
Booklet

Name: ______________________
Group Number: ________________

Resources
Here are some websites that your group can use to find information
on Australian Bushfires.
National Geographic Worst Bushfires in Australian History
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/scienceenvironment/2011/11/the-worst-bushfires-in-australias-history
History Channel Worst Bushfires in Australian History
http://www.historychannel.com.au/articles/the-worst-bushfires-in-australianhistory/
What causes bushfires?
http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/hazards/bushfire/basics/causes
Bushfire History
http://www.depi.vic.gov.au/fire-and-emergencies/managing-risk-and-learningabout-managing-fire/bushfire-history

For more information


To search specifically about your bushfire, search your bushfire into Google.
You can also use the app Bushfire Bulletin on your iPads.

News Report Information


Complete the following during your research lesson.
1. Where is your bushfire located? Label your bushfire on the map
of Australia below.

2. How far did your bushfire travel? _________ Hectares.


3. What was the cause of your bushfire?
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4. How did the bushfire affect the community around it? How did
the bushfire affect schools within that community?
Include some statistics to help your viewers understand the victims
circumstances.
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5. How can our school help these people affected by the bushfire?
List four examples of how we can help.
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Group Roles
Group leader: _____________
This next section is where you write down who is saying what part of the
speech:
Presenter 1:
This person introduces the news report. They state its name, location and how
many hectares it covered. They then introduce presenter two.
Presenter 1: _____________
The person filming this presenter: ____________
Presenter 2:
This person states the cause of the bushfire. They then introduce presenter
three.
Presenter 2: ______________
The person filming this presenter: _____________
Presenter 3:
This person states the effects of the bushfire and how the bushfire may have
affected a school community. They then introduce presenter four.
Presenter 3: ____________
The person filming this presenter: _______________
Presenter 4:
This presenter states how our school can help those who were affected by the
bushfire. They then thank the audience for watching the news program and say
goodbye.
Presenter 4: _______________
The person filming this presenter: ______________

Each person should have a turn at filming and presenting.