Video Fast agriculture facts

TLF ID M020032

This is a video giving statistical information about Australian farmers and the food and fibre they produce. It is presented by Will, a primary-school-aged boy, who points out that farmers are innovative, tech-savvy and responsive to research. The video uses scenes of Australian farms and text and graphics on screen to reinforce Will’s information on, for example, the numbers of Australian farmers, farms and farm animals, how much lamb, beef, veal, milk, cheese, and yogurt Australians consume, and how many people Australian cotton can clothe. Will's commentary includes jokes, puns and riddles as well as questions, comments and asides directly addressed to the viewer. The 4:14min video ends with Will praising farmers’ environmental credentials in managing 61 per cent of Australia’s land mass.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource provides a stimulating overview for an agriculture focus in the design and technologies curriculum in the mid- and upper-primary years. It is particularly relevant to years 3/4 content descriptions that refer to recognising the role of people in design and technologies occupations (in this case farmers) and investigating food and fibre production in modern societies. It is also of relevance to years 5/6 content descriptions that refer to investigating how people in design and technologies occupations address competing considerations, including sustainability and how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments.
  • The video presents a lot of information in a particularly engaging way. The young presenter is completely in control of his material and delivers his puns and riddles in a disarming way that is likely to appeal to the intended student audience. The resource may also appeal to students in the first years of secondary schooling.
Year level

3; 4; 5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • Design and technologies
  • Technologies
  • Design

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • 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
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL: http://www.agrifoodskills.net.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
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Learning Resource Type
  • Video
Rights
  • © AgriFood Skills Australia 2015. Except where indicated otherwise, this material may be used in accordance with the Standard YouTube License at http://www.youtube.com/t/terms.