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A curation of resources for primary school teachers to assist them in implementing the new Australian Curriculum: Technologies document.
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MLA - Meat & Livestock Australia

MLA - Meat & Livestock Australia | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
The cattle, sheep and goat industries plays an important role in Australia's economy, society and environmental management.

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The Meat and Livestock Australia website contains some excellent and practical resources and teaching suggestions that would benefit teachers who wish to implement lessons on food production and technology. The resources provided on the site would be suitable for a range of year levels and ability levels. 

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Andrea Taylor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:18 AM

The Meat and Livestock Australia website has a wide variety of information regarding food production within Australia which aligns with the food production strand from the Australian Technology curriculum for a number of year levels. MLA has created a free online video for teachers which demonstrate to students the production process on a beef and sheep farm across Australia. To compliment this free online video, MLA has developed additional guides to assist teachers with implementing this with the technology, science, and society and environment curriculum strands within the classroom. There is also additional fact sheets based upon the beef, sheep, and goat production. 

Sophie Edge's comment, May 27, 2013 3:40 AM
Hi Andrea, this site contains some excellent teaching resources and lesson suggestions. It is clear that this site would prove beneficial to teachers wishing to implement a unit on food production and technology. Thanks for sharing.
Miss Coombes's curator insight, March 23, 2014 9:16 PM

Meat and Livestock Australia, is a wonderful resource that teachers could use in the classroom, to teach students about food production in Australia for beef, goat and sheep. The website aligns with the Australian Curriculum- Technology; year 3 and 4: “Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)”, as well and 5 and 6: “Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)”. The website allows students to explore the meat production process by providing videos about farm procedures where the farmer talks about the processes, as well as providing information to read, called ‘fact sheets’. here is also an 'on the farm' game where students have to look after the animals, providing them with knowledge about what it takes to raise and grow the animal stock. It is an engaging way for students to explore the production of meat in Australia. 

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SAMOA: FAO assists community aquaculture development in Tonga

SAMOA: FAO assists community aquaculture development in Tonga | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it

APIA -  Development of community-based milkfish farming in Tonga will be given a boost through a project under the FAO Technical Cooperation Programme.

 

The project will work on Nomuka Island and Tonga’tapu and it has a total budget of USD231,000.

 

The project document was signed by the Minister for Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries, the Honourable Sangster Saulala, in Tonga and the FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for the Pacific Islands, Gavin Wall, during the 10th Meeting of FAO South West Pacific Ministers for Agriculture held in Apia, Samoa, 11-13 April 2013.

 

The primary objective of the project is to develop commercially viable and environment-friendly milkfish farming systems in Nomuka Island and Tonga’tapu that will result in a sustainable source of food and income for island communities in Tonga.

 

The project will be executed by the Fisheries Department, Ministry of Agriculture & Food, Forests and Fisheries in Tonga in cooperation with FAO.

 

Under the project, the viability of community-based milkfish farming systems will be demonstrated by establishing and operating two pilot aquaculture systems. This will require the identification of suitable farm sites, environmental impact analysis, construction of the farm ponds, training in farm operations and management, local feed production, post harvest handling of the fish and marketing.

 

The communities will be involved in each step of the process and will receive extensive training in the operation of the farm as well as in business management.

 

Successful implementation of the project will enhance food security in the communities in Nomuka and Tonga’tapu. And it will add to the efforts of the government to establish viable income sources for local communities and to increase local production of nutritious food.

 


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This site looks at aquaculture in Tonga and would provide students with an alternative perspective on the importance of sustainable farming procedures. 

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Kids Corner | National Aquaculture Association

Kids Corner | National Aquaculture Association | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
The Aquaculture Story Aquaculture or fish farming is the raising of fish and shellfish on special farms. Aquaculture can take place in the open ocean, in
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This page contains information suitable for middle primary aged students on aquaculture or fish farming. The page includes images, a wordsearch and a colouring page to assist students in understanding the history of aquaculture and the reasons why it is important. 

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Modern Marvels - More Snack Food Tech (History Channel)

Please Enjoy, Subscribe & Like. Thanks & Cheers! They crunch; they ooze; they crackle; they pop--mmmmm, yeah! Soft drinks, donuts, meat snacks, popcorn, and ...
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Take a look into the mass production of common snack foods and drinks in big factories. Although the video is produced in the United States the facts are still relevant to Australia. The video also looks at the changes made to the production process through history as well as the history of common food and drinks such as Dr Pepper and Coca-Cola. 

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Where does our food come from? Milk

Milk production chain - from the dairy farmer to the consumer. Visit our schools education website http://www.landlearnnsw.org.au for more resources.
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Produced by the NSW government, this video outlines the processes invloved in producing milk. It details the farming, homogenisation and packaging processes involved in getting the milk from the cow to the fridge. As well as this it explains other dairy products produced by dairy farmers. 

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NYT Lesson Plan: Food, Glorious Food?

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This is a lesson plan on exploring international perspectives on the pros and cons of genetically modified foods. It is aimed at students in year 6-8 and could be used in a variety of learning areas such as geography, science, social studies and technology. The lesson plan includes research on genetically modified foods and a debate on whether supermarkets shoud stock and label them. It also includes the production of television advertisment encouraging or discouraging consumers from buying GM foods. 

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Instant Lessons - Food Technology - Food Production and Development

Instant Lessons - Food Technology - Food Production and Development | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
Instant Lessons - Food Technology titles have been written to assist Years 7-10 Technology and Food Technology teachers to develop lessons about food production, food development, and the changing food habits of Australians over time.
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If you are willing to spend the money, this book would be useful to teachers of upper primary and secondary students. It contains resources to help teachers develop lessons about food production and food development. It includes activities, homework tasks, lesson ideas, assessment advice and extension work or advanced students. 

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Is Organic Really Better?

Is Organic Really Better? | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
Here are 8 reasons why it's still worth the money to buy organic (Organic Food: Is Organic Really Better?
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This article provides some interesting facts about organic food and its benefits as well as providing information about organic food production verses non-organic. This site could from the basis of an interesting debate about organic vs non-organic food in the classroom. 

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Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study – WebMD

Processed Meat May Play a Part in Early Death: Study – WebMD | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
It found those who ate the most increased their risk of dying prematurely by 44 percent
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Steven Reinberg reports on the risks of eating too much processed meat. This article could be used by teachers of upper primary students as a topic/discussion starter where students then have to research further and decide whether they think the research and evidence is credible. 

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Home - Food a fact of life

Home - Food a fact of life | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
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This website contains a wealth of free resources for teachers to use for students from ages 3 right up to 16. It is an extremely user friendly site with all resources grouped according to age and would be useful for implementation across the curriculum. Although it is a UK based site it is very relevant to the Australian context also. 

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Top 10 Sustainable Farming Practices : Discovery Channel

Top 10 Sustainable Farming Practices : Discovery Channel | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
Top 10 Sustainable Farming Practices

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This site contains some valuable information regarding sustainable farming practices and how technology is amalgamted in agriculture. Teachers couls use this resource with students in middle to upper primary. 

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Mel Austen's curator insight, May 15, 2013 7:53 AM

This website is a useful tool for teachers addressing the older grades on sustainable farming practices as it takes an indepth look at how technology is amalgamated into agriculture. It specifically looks at 10 main aspects of sustainable farming, all of which could form the basis for investigations for the older students.

Sophie Edge's comment, May 27, 2013 3:33 AM
This site contains some valuable and interesting information that is also relevant to my topic of food production and nutrition. Thank you for sharing.
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Exploring Classroom Hydroponics | kidsgardening.org

Exploring Classroom Hydroponics | kidsgardening.org | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
National Gardening Association offers the Web's largest and most respected array of gardening content for consumers and educators, ranging from general information and publications to lessons and grants.
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This page includes some background information on hydroponic farming from experts and from people who have explored hydroponics in the classroom. It presents basic how-to information and suggestions for helping students discover concepts through investigations. There are links to planting setup and needs as well as curriculum connections and resources.

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history of technology : Food production

history of technology : Food production | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
The development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse...
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This Encyclopedia Britanica page contains accredited information about the history of food production technology. It includes links to videos, images and quizzes on this topic. The page covers topics such as preservation, farming techniques, food science and food producing techniques. 

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Anniversary | Food Processing: A History | Food Processing

Anniversary | Food Processing: A History | Food Processing | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
As we celebrate our birthday, we look back at the incredible changes that shaped the food and beverage industry since 1940.
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This article outlines the changes to food production and processing over time from the 1940's to today. It looks at the history of certain foods and the changes that have been made to them and to the way they are produced. In addition it looks at the equipment used and the globalization of certain brands. 

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Journey to Planet Earth . About the Program: Land of Plenty | PBS

Journey to Planet Earth . About the Program: Land of Plenty | PBS | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
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This video investigates the fundamental problem facing today's farmers: how to feed the world's growing population without endagering the environment. The video explores locations such as Zimbabwwe, France, China and the United States and looks at the unique environment and challenges facing each nation. In addition to the video is a link to teaching resources and lesson plan ideas for students in years 5-8. 

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Peace Corps | Coverdell World Wise Schools | Educators | Lesson Plans

The Coverdell World Wise Schools program fosters an understanding of other cultures and global issues by facilitating communication between Peace Corps Volunteers and U.S.
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In this science-based WebQuest, students explore the issue of soil fertility and its impact on agriculture. Working in teams, students take the role of Senegalese farming families who must design an optimal rotation for their crops in declining soil conditions. After viewing the video "The Growing Challenge in Senegal," students conduct guided web-based research on soil fertility and agriculture. Students use the information they have collected to design a strategic 3-year plan for planting their fields.

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Safe Food Queensland - Home

Safe Food Queensland - Home | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
safe food queensland works to ensure consumers have as much confidence in the safety of queensland-produced food as they have in its great taste.
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This government website contains a vast array of information regarding the production and safe handling of a variety of different produce such as meat, dairy, eggs and seafood. In addition, there are links to relevant legislation, regulation, publications and other resources. This site would be useful for teachers to peruse prior to commencing a unit of food production to gain insight and develop background knowledge. 

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Emma Salter's curator insight, May 27, 2014 12:31 AM

Thanks to Sophie Edge who provided me with the link to Safe Food Queensland.  Safe Food Queensland includes useful resources and a range of publications which are downloadable.  Under the publications page are resources that enable to viewer to delve further into sustainable practices in food production.

 

The Dairy Industry, encompasses fact sheets, poisoning information, control guidelines, code of practices and sustainable services which would assist students in particular Year 5 and 6 scope and sequence when children are investigating how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments, and the importance of food safety and hygiene in maintaining good health (ACARA, 2014).

 

References:

Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2014). Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/technologies/design-and-technologies/Curriculum/F-10?y=5-6&s=DEPPS&s=DEKU&layout=1.

 

Safe Food Queensland. (2010) Retrieved May 27, 2014 from http://www.safefood.qld.gov.au/index.php.

 

 

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Mrs Edge is Teaching

Mrs Edge is Teaching | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
Hi, welcome to my life! This blog is dedicated to my life as a teacher and all the wonderful things...
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This is a link to my blog on digital technologies, if you have a minute please head over and take a look. You might find some useful resources to use in your classroom! Thanks :) 

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The 5 W's of Food Production

The 5 W's of Food Production | EDP4130 Curation Project: Exploring food production and nutrition to demonstrate how advances in technology impact on our daily lives | Scoop.it
The who, what, when, where, and why we produce food the way we do
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Brittany Jurgemeyer is an Agricultural Education student who has created this blog to teach about the 5 W's of food production (who, what, when, where and why). This blog includes background information on each of the W's as well as links to teacher resources and a media kit that can be used in the classroom. This site would be useful for teachers wanting to create a unit on food production and needed to develop their background knowledge. 

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Teacher resources

making sure that children understand the facts about dairy farming and milk production, as well as the benefits of eating a healthy balanced diet.
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This site works in partnership with The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) and regularly updates online resources for both primary and secondary schools. These resources include, suggested reading and curriculum links, interactive activities, video links, questions and answer sheets with marking guides and other work sheets, as well as posters and stickers that could be used in the classroom. 

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