Lessons and activity sheets

This section contains a six-topic unit of work, curriculum link tables for years 4 to 8, cross-curricular lesson ideas and accompanying activity sheets (see right-hand column) written for students in the primary/middle years, on the topic of cattle and sheep farming in Australia.

Unit of work

The unit of work (found in the right-hand column) aims to introduce students to the work of cattle and sheep farmers today. They will explore five farming-related topics, then use that information to design a farm of their own (in topic 6). The topics include the daily life of a farmer, caring for the environment, animal welfare, issues of biosecurity and productivity, and technology use on farms.

Each lesson has a brief introduction, a list of required resources, and extension and assessment options. Each topic will take several lessons to complete.

Please note: the videos required for the topics are available in the Extra resources section.

Cross-curricular resources

There are extra cross-curricular lessons about farming that will support the unit of work.

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Unit of work
Cross-curricular resources