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Sustainability- Egg farmers are doing their bit!

year 4

SUBJECTS

Geography

Overview

Every human activity affects the environment in some way. In this lesson, students will learn how Australian farmers work to create efficient and sustainable practices to ensure little impact upon their neighbours and the surrounding environment.

Upon completion of this lesson students will demonstrate a basic understanding of:

  • The ways egg farming affects the environment
  • The impact of egg farming on the environment and how farmers are working towards sustainability
  • How biosecurity measures are in place to manage waste and disease
  • The uses for waste generated from farms and how it is managed

Resources and Materials:

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • www.allabouteggs.com.au

Language/Vocabulary: 
Source, consumer, producer, produce, product, stored, location, sustainable, impact, rural, urban, development, biosecurity, conflict, populated, residents, council, vaccination, environment, economy, practices, fertiliser, livestock, and industry. 

Higher Order Thinking Skills (Bloom’s Taxonomy): 

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation

Extension/Open-Ended Questions: 
Investigate how urban development has impacted egg farms in Australia.

 

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GEOGRAPHY):

The use and management of natural resources and waste, and the different views on how to do this sustainably (ACHASSK090)

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (INQUIRY AND SKILLS):

Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI081)

CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES:

Sustainability