Teacher guide Investigating Australian approaches to producing fish, seafood and meat

TLF ID M018941

This is a unit of work about the Australian fish, seafood and meat industries. It has a particular focus on farming practices, processing methods and how food is brought to customers. The resource explores: where meat, seafood and fish come from; past, present and future farming and production systems; and a range of related topics including land management, water management, waste management, revegetation, climate adaptation and sustainability. The resource uses an inquiry approach and includes the following sections: Introduction, About the approach, Teacher notes, Fast facts about Australian Agriculture, five steps detailing learning sequences, learning activities, student resources and references.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a very useful resource for the year 7 and 8 Design and Technologies curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the content description referring to analysing how food and fibre are produced and how these processes can become more sustainable. The sections of the resource titled Step 2: Explore how meat, seafood or fish are produced and Step 3: Explain different production systems and their effects are both useful here as they explore the different meat, seafood and fish production processes used in Australia.
  • The resource is also useful for the year 7 and 8 Science curriculum, particularly the content descriptions referring to: how human activity can affect food chains and food webs; and how understanding science can affect the development of practices of human activity such as industry, agriculture and marine and terrestrial resource management. The section of the resource titled Step 1: Engage with the topic is useful here as it provides relevant information about food production systems and the importance of healthy ecosystems.
  • The resource is also relevant to the Sustainability cross-curriculum priority, providing valuable learning opportunities that relate to at least five Organising Ideas. The section of the resource titled Step 4: Elaborate on concepts and ideas is particularly useful here as it provides information, links and opportunity for learning about new approaches to improve food production systems including science, technological, environmental, economic and political considerations.
  • The resource uses an inquiry-based approached with five steps titled engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate. The resource also uses the Six Thinking Hats technique to elaborate on concepts and ideas they are explored throughout the unit.
Year level

7; 8

Other details

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • 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/
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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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  • © 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.