Quick summary: This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.
- Students understand that people have had significant negative impacts on our soil.
- Students recognise that poor soil health affects food production.
- Students build their thinking and questioning skills.
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Personal and social capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.1., OI.2.
Australian Curriculum content descriptions:
Year 9 Geography
Challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climate change, for Australia and other areas of the world (ACHGK063)
Syllabus Outcomes: GE5-2, GE5-3, GE5-5.
Time needed: 30 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.
Resources required: Internet, laptops and earphones, Student Worksheet.
Key words: Soil, humans, food production.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.