Biomes and food security
Foodprint Melbourne teaching resources and lesson plans to support delivery of the Year 9 geography unit 'Biomes and food security'.
The Foodprint Melbourne research team 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 curriculum. The resources include teacher instructions and student worksheets, maps, GIS files, data sets, infographics and videos.
The resources can be downloaded as a single pack (a zipped folder of 42MB), or as individual worksheets.
Teacher overview and Student overview
What are the characteristics of Melbourne's foodbowl?
What factors contribute to a reliable food supply for Melbourne?
What are the competing land uses in Melbourne’s foodbowl regions?
Will there be enough water to grow food in Melbourne’s foodbowl in the future?
What impact will changes in climate have on Melbourne’s food supply?
How can Melbourne’s foodbowl ensure a reliable food supply in future?
Can you make a difference?
A guide to planning field trips
Mapping Melbourne's foodbowl
Access the online GIS activity to map Melbourne's foodbowl.
Video: Farming on Melbourne’s fringe
Video: Melbourne’s foodbowl and the impacts of urban sprawl
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Permission has been granted for use of a number of images and maps from third parties solely for this publication. These are not covered by Creative Commons licensing and copyright is retained by original copyright holders.
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