Farm a Better Future
Sites which may be visited:
- Birrarung riverbank site
- Sheep paddock
- Resting paddock
- Indigenous food garden
- Market Garden
- 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
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.