Geography / Year 9 / Geographical Knowledge and Understanding / Unit 1: Biomes and food security

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Curriculum content descriptions

Human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the use of systems thinking to analyse the environmental effects of these alterations  (ACHGK061)

Elaborations
  • identifying the biomes in Australia and overseas that produce some of the foods and plant material people consume
  • investigating ways that the production of food and fibre has altered some biomes (for example, through vegetation clearance, introduction of exotic species, drainage, terracing and irrigation)
  • identifying the differences between natural and agricultural ecosystems in flows of nutrients and water, and in biodiversity
General capabilities
  • Numeracy Numeracy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Primary industry,  Human impact,  Vegetation,  Food products,  Food processing

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