Teacher guide Farms and people's connections to them

TLF ID M019439

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of activities for investigating farms and the connections that diverse groups of people have to them. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of different Australian farms, the primary resources that come from farms, and connections that people have to different regions of the world including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ connection to Place. This resource includes a fast facts section detailing some important Australian agricultural industries, resource sheets, and links to images, online videos and other Internet based resources.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This teacher guide is a highly valuable resource for the year 2 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding strand due to its relevance to several content descriptions. It is particularly valuable for teaching about the ways people of Australia are connected to Australian places and countries in the Asia region, particularly the connection of children to farms and places that sustain them. It also supports teaching about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' special connections to Country through links to videos of Traditional owners and a Dreamtime story.
  • This resource is of significant value for several year 2 Geographical Inquiry Skills content descriptions. It is particularly valuable for gathering geographical information through photographs, maps, books and videos about places that people visit and are connected to. This resource is also valuable for teaching about representing the locations of and connections to places on maps and in tables and drawings. There are also tasks in this resource to assist in the development of student presentations such as informal writing or discussion activities which can be used for assessment; and student reflection activities.
  • This is a valuable resource for the Design and Technologies curriculum in Foundation to year 2 due to its relevance to the content description about the growing of plants and animals for food, clothing and shelter. It is particularly relevant for supporting an exploration of the places that plants and animals are farmed, and the diverse groups of people involved in the growing, harvesting and producing of food products including Australian farmers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Isander peoples, and people from different cultures including those of Asia. It also supports teaching about where familiar food products, such as peas, come from.
  • This resource has value for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority. This resource contains activities and links to videos to support an exploration of the special connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain with Country as well as their unique belief system and spiritual connection expressed through Dreamtime stories and personal reflections.
  • This resource is relevant to the Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia cross-curriculum priority particularly for recognising the the diverse traditions and cultures of the peoples of Asia and their contribution to human society. It is also of some value to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority as it introduces sustainability concepts including the connectedness of all life and attitudes of care, respect and responsibility.
  • This is a valuable resource for the literacy and numeracy general capabilities. There are many tasks and activities that support the teaching of language and concepts associated with farming, places to visit, and food and fibre including word association tasks, group discussions and visual texts like drawings. The teaching of numeracy is supported through activities involving the exploration and creation of maps and the development of tables.
Year level

1; 2

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
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • URL: http://www.primaryindustrieseducation.com.au/
  • Publisher
  • Name: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • Organization: Primary Industries Education Foundation
  • 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 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.