Tuning Into Regenerative Farming Practices

Tuning Into Regenerative Farming Practices

Lesson 2 of 11 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Geography
  • Environmental
  • Sustainability
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students will explore what regenerative agriculture is and how it works. Students will create TikTok-style videos to explain the differences between various agricultural practices.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand what regenerative agriculture is and its 5 principles
  • explore the differences between different agricultural practices, such as traditional, permaculture, organics, intensive farming and regenerative farming
  • discover how different principles might assist crop production, soil health and sustainability in the future.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • describe the features of and differences between different agricultural practices

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Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • collaboration
  • communication
  • creativity
  • digital literacy

Curriculum Mapping

Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content descriptions - Geography Year 9

Students learn to:

  • understand the challenges to sustainable food production and food security in Australia and appropriate management strategies (AC9HG9K04)
  • understand the environmental, economic and technological factors that impact agricultural productivity, in Australia and a country in Asia (AC9HG9K03)

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability

Relevant parts of Year 9 Geography achievement standards:

Students analyse the interconnections between people and places and environments. Students analyse strategies to address a geographical phenomenon or challenge using environmental, social or economic criteria.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 2: Zero Poverty

Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

UN SDG 15: Life on land

Target 15.3: By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world

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Level of teacher scaffolding: Low - teacher will need to oversee students as they work through the lesson and support assisted students as required.

Special thanks to:

This lesson has been developed with the support of the Macdoch Foundation.

This lesson includes video content of the brilliant new feature documentary from WildBear Entertainment, New Town Films and Regen Studios - go to Rachel’s Farm to see the entire film.

Cool's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

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