Teacher guide Discovering past methods of food and fibre production

TLF ID M019339

This is a teacher resource containing a sequence of activities for investigating the production of food and fibre in Australia’s past. It contains material to assist planning, implementing and assessing a study of past methods of food and fibre production in Australia including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples’ ways of living with country, and the methods of primary production adopted by early Europeans. This resource includes a fast facts section detailing some important Australian agricultural industries, resource sheets, and links to images, art work, online videos and other Internet based resources.



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Educational value
  • This teacher guide is a highly valuable resource for year 5 History due to its relevance to several content descriptions in The Australian colonies substrand. It is particularly valuable for teaching about early colonial life and the impact of environmental conditions, and how early settlements affected the environment through practices like land clearing and cultivation. It is also valuable for investigating the economic, social and political impact of the expansion of farming, including the role of pastoralists in shaping the colony. A presentation task using ICT supports a content description in the Historical skills strand.
  • This resource is of significant value for several year 5 Geography content descriptions. It is particularly valuable for exploring how Aboriginal and Torres Straite Islander peoples and early colonists have influenced the environment through practices like fire, pest management, and land clearing. It also explores how Indigenous peoples and early settlers influenced the human characteristics of Australian places, including establishing and managing local communities. This resource also supports investigating the effect of climate and environmental factors on early food production, and people's connections with landforms associated with food and fibre, like the Great Barrier Reef.
  • This resource is significantly valuable for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures cross-curriculum priority. This resource contains many videos, images and descriptions of artworks, and factsheets describing the special connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain with Country as well as their unique belief system and spiritual connection particularly to land, sea and waterways. This resource identifies that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples have lived in Australia for over 60 000 years and have been utilising its resources for food and fibre over this period.
  • This a valuable resource for the year 5 and 6 Design and Technologies content description about food and fibre and their production in managed environments. It is particularly relevant for looking at the technologies used in the production of food and fibre in Australia's past, during the early colonial period, and on modern farms through the virtual farm learning object that enables an examination of the equipment and farming practices of different modern farms.
  • This resource is also valuable for the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, particularly for investigating how sustainable food and fibre production depends on cohesive social, economic and ecological systems. It is also valuable for teaching about how a sustainable future relies on developing an understanding of environments. This resource contrasts the food and fibre production methods adopted by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, early European settlers and modern farmers, and explores a sustainable future resulting from values of care and responsibility, broad knowledge of the Australian environment and climate, and modern technology.
Year level

5; 6

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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: 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/
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  • 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
Rights
  • © 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.