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Teacher guide The power of food

TLF ID M013719

This is a compilation of three teaching sequences about food security. It includes sections on countries and their levels of food security and insecurity, hunger worldwide, programs working to improve food security, and approaches to food security. It introduces this important global issue and provides source material, ideas and activities for classroom use. It uses digital maps and information, photos, videos and case studies to engage students in processing, analysing and interpreting geographical data and information. Countries of the Asia region are investigated to gain understandings about how food security is being tackled by people with support from other countries.

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Educational value
  • This is a valuable resource for the Biomes and food security unit of study in the year 9 geography curriculum. It is particularly relevant to the content description about the challenges to food security including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, population growth and climate change. The sections using visual and digital texts are important for this content description. The investigation of environmental, political, economic and cultural factors affecting the provision of food security contributes to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority.
  • The resource contributes to students attaining the achievement standard in year 9 geography. It helps them explain how interactions between processes can influence the character and development of places and their interdependence with other places. They recognise the connections between the location and patterns of features. They identify the causes and effects of change in places and environments. They apply their understanding of the processes of change to identify what would be needed to achieve more sustainable futures.
  • It is also relevant to the sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly the fourth and seventh organising ideas that world views that recognise the dependence of living things on healthy ecosystems, and value diversity and social justice are essential for achieving sustainability; and actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.
  • The resource may be of some use in relation to the information and communication technology (ICT) and intercultural understanding general capabilities. There are visual and digital texts and links to diverse places, peoples, cultures and environments.
Year level

9; 10

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