Farm a Better Future

Sites which may be visited:

  • Birrarung riverbank site
  • Sheep paddock
  • Resting paddock
  • Indigenous food garden
  • Orchard
  • Market Garden

Learning Intentions:

  • To explore living things and their interdependence on each other and their environment
  • To demonstrate an understanding of causes and effects of human activity and farming practices on the land

Success Criteria:

I know I’ve got it when:

  • I can explain how living things at the farm rely on each other to survive and thrive.
  • I can identify a cause and an effect of human activity on the land at the farm.

Victorian Curriculum Links:

Levels 3 and 4

  • Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive (VCSSU058) 
  • Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions (VCSSU056)
  • Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity (VCSSU062)

Levels 5 and 6

  • The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (VCSSU075) 
  • Describe and explain interconnections within places and between places, and the effects of these interconnections (VCGGC087)
  • Influence of people, including the influence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, on the environmental characteristics of Australian places (VCGGK094) (Elaboration: eg. farming, vegetation clearance, urban development)

Sustainability cross-curriculum priority:

Systems – explores the interdependent and dynamic nature of systems that support all life on Earth and our collective wellbeing

  • All life forms, including human life, are connected through ecosystems on which they depend for their wellbeing and survival.

Futures – aimed at building capacities for thinking and acting in ways that are necessary to create a more sustainable future

  • Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.
  • Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments.

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