Quick summary: In this lesson, students are introduced to the topic of the Show. They begin by working in groups to think about what agriculture and farming mean to them. Groups then conduct research online to find out what aspects of agriculture and farming are included in The Show.
This lesson has been developed in partnership with The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. For over 160 years, The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) has been running the Royal Melbourne Show which, like other agricultural shows around the country, works to build the community’s knowledge and understanding of the vital role agriculture plays in our everyday lives.
This year’s Royal Melbourne Show will be held between Saturday 21st to Tuesday 1st September.
- Students will understand what is meant by the terms ‘farming’ and ‘agriculture’.
- Students will know what the Show is and what aspects of farming and agriculture are included in the Show.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 HASS
- Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI095)
Year 6 HASS
- Locate and collect relevant information and data from primary sources and secondary sources (ACHASSI123)
Years 5 & 6 Design and Technologies
- Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy (ACTDEK021)
General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, ICT capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 5 HASS achievement standards: Students locate and collect data and information from a range of sources to answer inquiry questions.
Relevant parts of Year 6 HASS achievement standards: Students locate and collect useful data and information from primary and secondary sources.
Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 Design and Technology achievement standards: Students explain how social, ethical, technical and sustainability considerations influence the design of solutions to meet a range of present and future needs.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee activities and facilitate class discussions
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. A device capable of presenting a video to the class. Butcher’s paper. Pens/pencils.
Keywords: The Show, farming, agriculture, food.
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