Students will explore the role of agriculture in food and fibre production. They will look at how farming has changed over time and how climate and landscape influence where food and fibre are produced.
- understand the role of agriculture in food and fibre production.
- define agriculture
- list different types of foods and fibres produced by agriculture
- explain why different parts of Australia are suited to producing different types of food and fibre.
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description: Years 5 & 6 Design and Technologies
- Explain how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (AC9TDE6K03)
Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Design and Technology achievement standards:
Students explain how people design products, services and environments to meet the needs of communities, including sustainability.
Syllabus outcomes: ST3-5LW-T
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN SDG 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
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
This unit of lessons, along with the other units in the Skills and Jobs For a Transitioned Economy package aim to teach students how to be climate solution entrepreneurs. These lessons will equip students with the relevant skills and knowledge of jobs and career pathways that will be able to sustain our economy once it has transitioned away from fossil fuels. Cool.org thanks our philanthropic partners, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and Boundless Earth, for their generous contributions in helping us to create these resources.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium - lead students in guided discussion around video and oversee group tasks.
Related Professional Learning
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