Biomes and food security

The Learn About Wool resources provide an ideal opportunity for Year 9 students to investigate the environmental impact of human intervention, through agricultural production, on biomes.

The following curriculum-based resource package includes a variety of interactive resources, including downloadable PDF factsheets, websites, age-appropriate video-clips and publications.

A range of Learn About Wool (primary and secondary) factsheets is available to meet the needs of a wide range of students, and can be accessed from this site.

Hard-copy Learn About Wool factsheets are also available by contacting teacherskit@wool.com

Links with the Australian Curriculum

Students can investigate the following resources to help them: investigate ways the production of food and fibre has altered some biomes, for example, through vegetation clearance, drainage, terracing and irrigation, identify the differences between natural and agricultural ecosystems in flows of nutrients and water, and in biodiversity.

Knowledge and Understanding | Geography

The human alteration of biomes to produce food, industrial materials and fibres, and the use of systems thinking to analyse the environmental effects of these alterations. (ACHGK061)

Inquiry Skills | Geography

Opportunities exist to incorporate the full strand depending on the classroom activity being undertaken. (ACHGS063, ACHGS064, ACHGS065, ACHGS066, ACHGS067, ACHGS068, ACHGS069, ACHGS070, ACHGS071)