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Drought in Australia! Should farmers be helped?

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Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

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1. Australia often has droughts. Read the following to see the historic records of droughts in Australia:

ABC News 9 August 2018 Reading

ABC News

Write down the driest and longest drought? Name two droughts.

2. In groups of 4 - 5 students, use the Expert Jigsaw Strategy to divide up the reading so each student has an understanding of at least one aspect of this phenomenon [drought in Australia]. Reading

The Conversation 28 August 2018

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The Conversation 30 July 2018

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The Conversation 2 May 2018

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3. Summarise your particular article(s) providing the key ideas and arguments presented.

4. Discussion

As a group, discuss the big question:

"Should Australian farmers be helped in times of drought?"

Provide reasons for your discussion points.

 

 

 

A Better Understanding!

High SchoolSecondary

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 

 

1. Individually, you are to search the ABC's Landline site and discover one article or recent video about an innovative new industry or an adaption within a mature industry that interests you.

Landline

2. Watch or read the account from Landline and make up a list of 10 items that you found in the item interesting.

If you want to find a good story look at Cricket Farmer!

3. Form a group of 4 - 5 students and share your story/item.

As a group, decide the similar elements of this story.

4. Discussion

Discuss your reactions to the innovations of people from the bush. 

 

 

 

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Puzzles

Full of interesting games
Write a Poem

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Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy


1. Go to the following site
US Agricultural Research Service - Science 4 Kids

US Agricultural Research Service


2. Read one of the stories

3. Create a poem about this story.

4. Submit this poem to "On the Job".
Virtual Farm

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Virtual Farm

NB. Takes a little while to download video clips!
 

Farm Frenzy 2 (Mobile App)

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Price: US$2.99
Developer:
Alawar Entertainment, Inc

 

 

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