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A Fire Survival Kit - A Fire Safety Budgeting Unit. [Submitted by Jessie Callan, ACU Education Student]

PrimaryPrimary [Year 4 but could be adapted to Year 6]

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

  LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

This is a Rich Task challenging students to design a survival pack for families whose homes are under threat from fires. They are to decide which items to take with them according to a limited budget.

TeacherTeacher: Caution. Do not use this activity where fires have devastated communities.

Duration: 6 - 8 Lessons.

Introduction from a BTN video



"You are a team of volunteers designing survival packs for families whose homes are under threat from the fires.

You will be using a budget allocated to your team to create a survival pack. All items selected must fit inside a 2x1m trailer.

Each family which your team is assigned to lives in a different area and has their own needs.

You will need to be creative and show critical thinking (and your budgeting skills) to determine which items will best support your family.


For the Full Unit [.zip] - Lesson Plans, Unit Overview, Handouts, PPTs, and Assessment, click here.



Your Emergency Plan

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability


1. The Red Cross has an Australian "Your Rediplan". You and your family are to fill out the forms - 8 pages - and then print it.

2. Put it in a safe and accessible place [on the fridge door] so you have access to it at all times.

Your RediPlan




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