Classes are encouraged to look at the video, the VR and read the lyrics to the song included in this resource. Follow up this guide with the George the Farmer Plantations Forests educators resource.
The activities seek to complement and extend the enjoyment students will experience from seeing the video and VR, whilst at the same time meeting some of the requirements of curriculum outcomes. The activities in this resource can be printed out for students, or alternatively, display the activity page from the PDF on your electronic white board and have the students use their existing workbooks to complete the task. The activities in this resource can be printed out for students, or alternatively, display the activity page from the PDF on your interactive white board or import an activity page into your online teaching and learning environment such as Google Slides and have the students use their existing workbooks to complete the task.
The forests of Australia serve many important purposes. They provide habitats for plants and animals and places for recreation, enjoyment, and culture.
Trees in forests help clean our water, protect our soils, and help fight climate change by capturing and storing carbon from the atmosphere in their wood. Productive sustainably managed forests provide us with renewable wood products (timber), paper (wood fibre), and other forest products like honey. It is important that forests are managed sustainably – for today and forever - to balance these competing demands.
AUSTRALIAN FORESTS – NOW AND FOREVER A small area of Australia’s forests are used to produce a sustainable source of wood and wood fibre. They are like farms — every tree that is grown and harvested is again replaced with at least one more, just like a crop.
Experiment with visual arts conventions and techniques, including exploration of techniques used by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, to represent a theme, concept or idea in their artwork.
Create displays of data using lists, table and picture graphs and interpret them
Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies
Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values
Identify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs.
Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating.
Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies.
Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions
Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions
Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment
Sequence steps for making designed solutions and working collaborativel
Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques
Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions
Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment
Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively
George The Farmer - Sustainable Forest Management Educators Toolkit
The activities in this resource can be printed out for students, or alternatively, display the activity page from the PDF on
your interactive white board or import an activity page into your online teaching and learning environment such as Google
Slides and have the students use their existing workbooks to complete the task.