In this lesson, students will look beyond food producers to the wider community, to the networks and organisations that support and encourage sustainable food production in Australia. They will examine an organisation at a local, state and/or national scale and work in pairs to create an infographic about the aims/role of this organisation.
- understand the role of food producers and individuals in creating a sustainable food future.
- Students will understand the importance of food networks and organisations such as NGOs in creating a sustainable food future.
- identify the separate roles of food producers, consumers and the wider community in a sustainable food future.
- work individually to research and communicate the findings of a geographical inquiry.
- communicate geographical information using a digital infographic creation tool.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Geography:
- Challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world (ACHGK063).
- The capacity of the world’s environments to sustainably feed the projected future global population (ACHGK064).
Year 10 Geography:
- Human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070).
- Environmental world views of people and their implications for environmental management (ACHGK071).
- The application of systems thinking to understand the causes and likely consequences of the environmental change being investigated (ACHGK073).
Syllabus outcomes: GE5-2, GE5-3, GE5-4, GE5-5
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 9 achievement standards: Students analyse interconnections between people, places and environments and explain how these interconnections influence people, and change places and environments. Students analyse alternative strategies to a geographical challenge using environmental, social and economic criteria. Students synthesise data and information to draw reasoned conclusions.
Relevant parts of Year 10 achievement standards: Students explain how interactions between geographical processes at different scales change the characteristics of places. Students identify, analyse and explain significant interconnections between people, places and environments and explain changes that result from these interconnections and their consequences.
Time required: 100 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – a modelled Inquiry is built into the lesson. Students may also need to be guided through the use of an infographic-created software.
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- Community engagement
- Critical thinking
- Digital literacy
- Social skills
This lesson has been created in partnership with ACT for Bees. ACT for Bees is a not-for-profit organisation taking action to preserve these essential pollinators, ensuring a food-secure future.