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Kidsgrow resources : Nursery and Garden Industry Australia

Kidsgrow resources : Nursery and Garden Industry Australia | Food and Fibre Production Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
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The Nursery and Garden Industry Australia website provides useful resources regarding information on sustainable gardening and helpful guidelines and tips for schools wanting to cultivate their own gardens and provide students with hands on learning experiences about how food is grown, the ideal conditions for plant production and sustainable methods of plant production. The teaching resources provided can be adapted to suit a range of primary aged students. and aligns with the following curriculum requirements :

F-2.  Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing, and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)3-4.  Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)5-6.  Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)
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CANEGROWERS - Kids Centre

Some great fact sheets for kids
The sugarcane industry has six new fact sheets for schools.
Each of these fact sheets has been lined up with curriculum (teachers’ resources available from our website).
Teachers can align learnin...
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The organisation, CANEGROWERS Australia, represents around 80% of Australia's sugarcane growers. Their website provides resources and information about the sugarcane industry in Australia, that will assist teachers in developing students understandings about sustainable food production and the ways in which plants are grown specifically for food and other purposes. Topics include: Paddock to Plate, Water, Biodiversity, Soil and Nutrition. Teaching and learning resources include fact sheets, activity sheets, quizzes and a movie ;Paddock to Plate" .


This site contains excellent resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (F-2) content descriptor

 

*  Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

 

 Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor 

 

*  Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

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Sustainability study guides

Sustainability study guides | Food and Fibre Production Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
Target 100's study guide on the sustainable use of water in Australian farming.
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Target 100 is an initiative by Australian cattle and sheep farmers, along with the broader industry, to deliver sustainable cattle and sheep farming by 2020. This website provides valuable resources for the study of sustainable resource management in food and fibre production. The five study guides include the investigation of the sustainable use of 'Water', 'Biodiversity','Greener farming', 'Animal Health' and' Food for the Future'.This website particularly highlights Australia's Sheep and Cattle Industry and it's  role in meeting the important protein component of peoples diet throughout the world. The lesson plans are suitable for Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 Technologies Curriculum in the food and fibre production strand. 

Link to Australian Curriculum: Technologies Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

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General-Teachers-Guide_LandcareHR_comp.pdf

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This excellent resource created by the Department of the Environment provides for teachers information on how the topics of sustainability, agricultural systems and sustainable agriculture can be implemented within the classroom. It also provides information, guidelines and support for engaging students in 'hands -on' learning experiences and investigative projects in the school and local environment. 

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Landcare to Lunchbox: the balance of food production — day 1 sesh 2 pt 6

A fascinating and challenging panel session on the origins and quality of food in Australia, the price we pay for it and sustaining the food agriculture indu...
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This collection of YouTube videos from the 2012 National Landcare Conference' Landcare to Lunchbox' presents a wide variety of views regarding the origins, quality and sustainability of food in Australia. The panel which includes researchers, scientists,health professionals, farmers,  business and industry representatives and the traditional owners of this land, discuss the important issues of Australia's food security and land sustainability. The issues raised at this conference are highly relevant to the Food and Fibre production strand of the Design and Technologies Curriculum within Australia. At this conference, the sustainable resource management of food and fibre production as well as the contribution of food, fibre production and food technologies to our society, is discussed. These resources provide educators access to current information, views and  issues regarding food and fibre production and sustainability in Australia.

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Lessons and Units | Cotton Australia

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The Cotton Australia website provides an abundance of information and teaching resources regarding Australia's cotton industry. Particular emphasis is placed upon  the sustainable production of cotton and the ways in which the growing of cotton meets human needs. A range of lesson ideas are provided which cater for all age groups and can be aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies

F-2

*Investigate sustainable systems of care for plants and animals that are grown, raised and processed for food, clothing and shelter for an identified purpose

*  Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating (ACTDEK003)

Years 3-4 

*  Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

Years 5-6

 * Recognise that sustainable resource management is essential in food and fibre production

*  Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments (ACTDEK021)

Years 7-8

Explain how food and fibre is produced in dynamic and interactive systems

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Homepage | Eat For Health

Homepage | Eat For Health | Food and Fibre Production Teaching Resources | Scoop.it
The Australian Dietary GuidelinesRead more
Detailed information about the Australian Dietary Guidelines



Brochures, posters and more...Read more
Resources to support educators and consumers with implementing the recommendations of the
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Eat for Health is an Australian Government online publication that provides detailed information about dietary guidelines, healthy eating, understanding food labels and food safety. This site is easy to navigate and has a food balance game that students can engage in to reinforce their learning about healthy food choices.

 

This site contains relevant resources that align with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies (Years 3-4) content descriptor

 

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)

 

Investigating the labels on food products to determine how the information provided contributes to healthy eating, for example ingredients and nutrition panels

 

Recognising the benefits food technologies provide for health and food safety and ensuring that a wide variety of food is available and can be prepared for healthy eating

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food labels | Nourish Interactive - Nutrition Materials For Children

food labels | Nourish Interactive - Nutrition Materials For Children | Food and Fibre Production Teaching Resources | Scoop.it

Nourish

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Nourish Interactive is a free website that provides great information and teaching resources  to help students learn about labels on food products and how these labels can assist them in making healthy food choices. The website includes free printable worksheets and activities,coloring in pages and an interactive food label game.

These activities, information and games align well with the Australian Curriculum: Technologies, years 3 and 4.

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies (ACTDEK012)
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CFS 2014: A Real Solution For World Hunger - YouTube

In the 21st century, it is unconscionable that any human being on the planet should go hungry, especially given our advanced technical capability to assist i...
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This clip is very confronting and clearly emphasizes the connection between food production and our survival as human beings. The message in this clip highlights the irony that exists given that despite our advanced technical capabilities in producing food, millions around the world go hungry each day and die from starvation.Costly expenses of food distribution are identified as being a major contributor to this problem. In response to this issue,   the use of technology (known as Cybernated Farms Systems- CFS) is suggested as  a viable means of solving the worlds food crisis. CFS do not require soil and are powered by clean energy systems, need minimal technical support or human intervention and can be situated anywhere, providing localized and direct food production facilities. Each facility can feed up to 600 people with fresh fruit and vegetables. This resource provides for teachers an example of how technologies(in regards to food production)can be designed to meet the needs of societies.

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