• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

Where is Food and fibre in the Curriculum?


The Australian Curriculum addresses learning about food and fibre production in two ways:

• in content descriptions as in F–6/7 HASS/Geography, Science and Technologies, noting that in Technologies there will be a stronger
inclusion than in the other two areas
• where it is identified in content elaborations in other learning areas, such as Mathematics.

The scope of learning in food and fibre reflects relevant content from across the Australian Curriculum.

The Australian Curriculum Connection: Food and fibre provides a framework for all young Australians to understand and value primary
industries both across learning areas and specifically within the

Technologies learning area as a technologies context in core learning across
Foundation to Year 8 and as additional learning opportunities offered by states and territories in Years 9–10

The food and fibre connection has been presented in bands of schooling. In Foundation – Year 6, the connection is described as learning about
producing food and fibre. In Years 7–10, it is described as food and fibre production.

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African Swine Fever Information and Activities

African Swine Fever is a devastating disease that affects pigs around the world. Currently the disease has no method of control and is a major problem in all pig production countries in the world. Because there is no control for the disease, it is imperative that we keep the disease out of Australia, to protect our economically important pork industry.
This resource provides a number of detailed classroom activities that link with the Animal Production content areas of the NSW Agricultural Technology 7-10 syllabus and also will be very relevant to other year 9 and 10 Animal Production programs across Australia. This assists with understanding management of pig production to reduce the impact of ASF and provides a number of activities to allow focus on the disease to assist in understanding the importance of the disease to the pig industry in Australia today.


Foodprint Melbourne: Biomes and Food Security

The Foodprint Melbourne research team, from the University of Melbourne, has worked with the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria to develop a set of teaching resources to support the ‘Biomes and food security’ unit of the Year 9 geography curriculum. Development of these resources was funded by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.
The materials cover most outcomes for the ‘Biomes and food security’ unit of both the Victorian and Australian Year 9 Geography curriculum. The resources include teacher instructions and student worksheets, dynamic mapping tools, GIS tools and data, data sets, a fieldwork planning guide, infographics and videos.

Victorian Curriculum Codes: VCGGC 127, VCGGC 128, VCGGC 129, VCGGC 130,VCGGC 131, VCGGC 132, VCGGK 133, VCGGK 134, VCGGK 135, VCGGK 136, VCGGK 137, VCGGK 138.


A Greener Earth

The Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots Resource Box for Schools is a new initiative of the Jane Goodall Institute of Australia (JGIA), with funding support from the Phillips Foundation. It aims to educate students and the community, via interactive and action-based programs about wildlife, the natural environment and challenges facing the planet.

The program has been designed for use by teachers and students in primary schools. By joining the Roots & Shoots program, your school is committing to taking positive actions that make a direct contribution to a more sustainable environment.


‘Our Farmers, Our Future’ Enviro Stories Education Program

During 2012 students from schools across the central and northern rural communities of New South Wales and Queensland participated in the “Our Farmers, Our Future” Enviro-Stories Education Program. This program provided an opportunity for students to research, write and illustrate a story about farming. 16 books were published into student readers as well as an e-book for online interaction in the classroom. These winning books can be found on this site