Securing Food Futures

This kit delves into the past, present and future of farming and agriculture to help students prepare for and predict future outcomes of food security.

Suitable for years 7–12
Hand picking a tomato from a vegetable garden bed at Immigration Museum.

This kit and its online support pages will allow students to practice geographical and historical skills as well as touch on cross-curricula ideas from economics, civics, science and visual arts. Using historical artefacts and events to build a foundation, students are encouraged to brainstorm and analyse ways of preparing for and predicting future outcomes of food security.

The artefacts in the learning kit are great launching pads for discussion, investigation and research. They include objects that highlight some of the many ways Victoria’s First Peoples expertly managed the land and were food secure and able to support populations for over 65,000 years. Other objects uncover stories of contemporary farmers today who are practicing sustainable methods of farming and replica museum objects that show the impacts of climate change and unpredictable weather events on our future.

This kit has been developed in partnership with VicHealth and is supported by an online support page that includes teachers' guides for Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary teachers to explore before, during and after their hire.

Cost

$85 (GST inclusive) for a 3-week loan

Delivery

Kits will be delivered by post. We pay for posting the kit to you, you pay for return postage. Other arrangements may be possible upon booking.

All Learning Kit bookings are subject to coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions and as such are subject to change in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s advice. We will be in contact with all teachers prior to their booking if we need to clarify any new requirements. 

Please read our  booking and cancellation policy before proceeding.

Other related programs and resources developed in partnership with VicHealth include Grow Gather Share, Dino Moves and Virtual learning: Dinosaurs and fossils.

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