Video Australian Curriculum - Agriculture in education (a teacher's point of view)

TLF ID M018948

This is a video about the value of a unit of work focusing on agriculture and food production as part of an integrated approach to Implementing the Australian Curriculum. It is presented by year 6 teacher Tathia Shield Wells and includes footage of her students making butter and growing vegetables. She explains how the Agrifood unit 'So you think you know where your food comes from' has helped her with practical activities that support the teaching and learning of content descriptions in various subjects, particularly science. The video lasts for 2:39min and ends with Wells describing some of the valuable features of the unit.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This video is particularly valuable for upper primary teachers who are looking not only for a worthwhile way of integrating content descriptions from various subjects into a coherent program but also for a relevant unit of work they can adapt to suit their class. Tathia Shield Wells makes a strong case for using agriculture and the year 6 Agrifood unit for this purpose. She points to the unit's value for science, the food and fibre context in design and technologies, and for advertising in English.
  • The unit activities shown or discussed in the video are most useful for the year 6 science content descriptions that refer to changes to materials being reversible or irreversible and to constructing and using a range of representations, including tables and graphs, to represent and describe observations, patterns or relationships in data. The activities are also of value for the content description in the 5-6 design and technologies curriculum about investigating how and why food is produced in managed environments.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Design and technologies
  • Technologies
  • Design

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