Teacher guide The development of farming in Ancient Societies

TLF ID M019327

This is a unit of work about the development of technologies in farming from ancient societies to present day. Topics explored include: technology in the ancient world; life in Mesopotamia; agricultural changes in Australia; and timeline of technology used in agriculture. The resource includes: a teacher guide; an extract about farming in ancient societies; a presentation about the evolution from hunting to cultivation; and a set of timeline technology cards.

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Educational value
  • This is a highly useful resource for the year 7 History curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description that refers to the key features of ancient societies, in particular farming. Work tasks 1 and 2 of the resource are useful here, they engage students in investigating: technology in the ancient world; life in ancient Mesopotamia; and Agricultural Changes in Australia.
  • The resource is also relevant for content description that refers to sequencing historical events, developments and periods. Work task 3 of the resource involves students in sequencing technology used in agriculture on a timeline.
  • The resource may also have relevance for the year 7 science curriculum, in particular the content description that refers to how scientific understanding influences the development of practices in areas of human activity such as agriculture. The examination of the development of farming practices in all of the work tasks within the resource may be useful for this content description.
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  • Name: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: AgriFood Skills Australia
  • Organization: AgriFood Skills Australia
  • URL: http://www.agrifoodskills.net.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: AgriFood Skills Australia
  • Organization: AgriFood Skills Australia
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  • URL: http://www.agrifoodskills.net.au/
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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