TLF ID M020823
This is a unit of work about the Australian almond industry. It contains a inquiry sequence that includes: background on the almond industry, a short case study of an Australian almond orchard that has transitioned from citrus to almonds; an data analysis activity exploring the growth of the Australian almond industry and an extension activity introducing the concept of free trade agreements in relation to this industry. The final culminating activity calls for students to research and prepare a report on the industry’s viability and growth prospects over the next 10 to 20 years. A. This report can be used as an assessment task. The unit provides background information, pedagogical advice and a list of online resources for teachers as well as detailed task sheets for students. It is accompanied by a video of the same name describing why a Riverland farmer decided to switch to almonds and how almond production is managed.