Teacher guide Exploring sustainable practices in food and fibre production

TLF ID M019341

This is a teacher resource containing a series of inquiry teaching sequences relating to sustainable management practices in food and fibre production. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of the sustainability of Australian primary industries. This resource includes links to a large range of images, online videos and other Internet based resources, as well as a fast facts section detailing some important Australian agricultural industries. It also includes some resource sheets including a research planning sheet.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This a highly valuable resource for the content description in years 5 and 6 Design and Technologies curriculum relating to the production of food and fibre. This resource supports the teaching about sustainable practices of Australian industries involved in food and fibre production, such as beef, wool and cotton industries. There is material relevant to exploring many aspects of food and fibre production including the processes involved in producing familiar products such as honey, milk, and denim jeans.
  • This resource is of great value for the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly for teaching about how sustainable food and fibre production relies on the interdependence of healthy social, economic, political and ecological systems. It is also valuable for teaching about sustainable futures and for designing action for sustainability that are based on an understanding of environments and reflect values of care and responsiblitiy. This resource promotes a consideration of scenarios that fall into 'probable', 'possible' and 'preferable' futures in relation to sustainable food production.
  • This is a valuable resource for the literacy and information and communication technology (ICT) capabilities. For literacy, there is material that supports teaching about creating persuasive texts including a detailed outline of the structure of a persuasive text. The teaching of ICT is supported through research tasks that require the use of ICT to investigate, create and communicate ideas about sustainable management practices in agriculture. There is material that also supports teaching about social and ethical practices associated with using ICT including a list of important principles and external links.
Year level

5; 6

Learning area
  • Design and technologies
  • Technologies

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)
  • URL: http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • © Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia 2015, except where indicated otherwise. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/deed.en Under this license the material is available for free use and adaptation. Educators may use, adapt, communicate and re-publish material from the resource.