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Teacher guide Farm Diaries

TLF ID M019360

This resource is a 48 page pdf integrated inquiry unit, for junior primary students, exploring farm life and farm produce. Activities are sequenced using the five inquiry model. Topics examined include: how do farm families care for the animals and crops they farm?; how are these animals and crops processed for food or fibre?; and what types of farm produce do students eat or wear regularly? This resource also includes teacher notes, some basic fact sheets on Australian agriculture, links to additional supporting information, a story on farm life written for young learners, and photographs and supporting visual material.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the Foundation to Year 2 Design and Technologies curriculum. The activity 'Making a farm model' may be useful to the knowledge and understanding content description referring to how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.
  • This resource is also relevant to several content descriptions in the Mathematics and Science curriculums.
Year level

F; 1; 2

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  • © Primary Industries Education Foundation 2015, except where indicated otherwise. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license Under this license the material is available for free use and adaptation. Educators may use, adapt, communicate and re-publish material from the resource.