Curriculum Materials

Australian Organic Limited has commissioned a brand new schools program, Why Organic? This complementary, ACARA aligned program is comprised of 3 units each containing fully resourced downloadable lesson plans, experimental and practical activities.

Unit 1: From Farm to Me

Unit 1 provides an understanding of where food comes from and what processes it undergoes to move from the farm to the table. A brief overview of organic farming practices and methods and how those methods contribute to sustainability is explained. Additionally, this unit details the underlying principles and specific holistic requirements surrounding certification of an organic product and how to identify if a product is certified.

Unit 2: Organic for Brain, Body & Being

The question, Why Organic? is the cornerstone of Unit 2. The Four Principles of Organic Agriculture are used to develop understanding regarding the values and beliefs of organic farming. An eating pyramid helps to illustrate what balanced nutrition may look like and why choosing organic produce can be beneficial. Understanding individual environmental impact, specifically regarding recycling household wastes is integrated to highlight how organic practices contribute to sustainable living in Australia.

Unit 3: Get Growing

The importance and benefits of eating seasonally, the wonder of soil as well as the basics of starting a productive organic vegetable garden are the focus of this Unit. Explanations regarding the nutritional differences found in seasonal produce, and how eating seasonally contributes to sustainable living practices. The critical role soil plays in human life, how to nurture soil as well as a beginners’ guide to having a productive organic vegetable garden are also explored.

  • Farm to me

    Unit 1: From Farm to Me

    Unit 1 provides an understanding of where food comes from and what processes it undergoes to move from the farm to the table. A brief overview of organic farming practices and methods and how those methods contribute to sustainability is explained. Additionally, this unit details the underlying principles and specific holistic requirements surrounding certification of an organic product and how to identify if a product is certified.

  • Organic for Brain and Body

    Unit 2: Organic for Brain, Body & Being

    The question, Why Organic? is the cornerstone of Unit 2. The Four Principles of Organic Agriculture are used to develop understanding regarding the values and beliefs of organic farming. An eating pyramid helps to illustrate what balanced nutrition may look like and why choosing organic produce can be beneficial. Understanding individual environmental impact, specifically regarding recycling household wastes is integrated to highlight how organic practices contribute to sustainable living in Australia.

  • Get Growing

    Unit 3: Get Growing

    The importance and benefits of eating seasonally, the wonder of soil as well as the basics of starting a productive organic vegetable garden are the focus of this Unit. Explanations regarding the nutritional differences found in seasonal produce, and how eating seasonally contributes to sustainable living practices. The critical role soil plays in human life, how to nurture soil as well as a beginners’ guide to having a productive organic vegetable garden are also explored.

Program Outlines

  • FOUNDATION – YEAR 2

    Program Outline

    The Foundation – Year 2 Australian Schools Program is comprised of three units, From Farm to Me, Organic for Brain Body & Being and Get Growing.

    Content has been thoughtfully considered to ensure consistent relevance across a variety of Learning Areas. As a result, the program can be easily integrated into pre-existing curriculums in many ways. All the while ensuring focus remains on Cross Curriculum Priority: Sustainability.

    Curriculum aligned lesson plans follow an easy to read format with clear objectives and outcomes, scaled resources and or practical activities. Lessons for students in F-2 run for approximately 30 minutes. Each lesson may be used as a stand alone learning or delivered sequentially over the course of a single ten week term. Some practical activities require early preparation or completion over consecutive days which is clearly detailed in the relevant lesson plans.

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  • YEAR 3 – 4

    Program Outline

    The Year 3 – 4 Australian Schools Program is comprised of three units, From Farm to Me, Organic for Brain Body & Being and Get Growing.

    Content has been thoughtfully considered to ensure consistent relevance across a variety of Learning Areas. As a result, the program can be easily integrated into pre-existing curriculums in many ways. All the while ensuring focus remains on Cross Curriculum Priority: Sustainability.

    Curriculum aligned lesson plans follow an easy to read format with clear objectives and outcomes, scaled resources and or practical activities. Lessons range from 30-40 minutes. Each lesson may be used as a stand alone learning or delivered sequentially over the course of a single ten week term. Some practical activities require early preparation or completion over consecutive days which is clearly detailed in the relevant lesson plans.

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  • YEAR 5 – 6

    Program Outline

    The Year 5 – 6 Australian Schools Program is comprised of three units, From Farm to Me, Organic for Brain Body & Being and Get Growing.

    Content has been thoughtfully considered to ensure consistent relevance across a variety of Learning Areas. As a result, the program can be easily integrated into pre-existing curriculums in many ways. All the while ensuring focus remains on Cross Curriculum Priority: Sustainability.

    Curriculum aligned lesson plans follow an easy to read format with clear objectives and outcomes, scaled resources and or practical activities. Lessons range in duration from 30-40 minutes. Each lesson may be used as a stand alone learning or delivered sequentially over the course of a single ten week term. Some practical activities require early preparation or completion over consecutive days which is clearly detailed in the relevant lesson plans.

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  • YEAR 7 – 8

    Program Outline

    The Year 7 – 8 Australian Schools Program is comprised of three units, From Farm to Me, Organic for Brain Body & Being and Get Growing.

    Content has been thoughtfully considered to ensure consistent relevance across a variety of Learning Areas. As a result, the program can be easily integrated into pre-existing curriculums in many ways. All the while ensuring focus remains on Cross Curriculum Priority: Sustainability.

    Curriculum aligned lesson plans follow an easy to read format with clear objectives and outcomes, scaled resources and or practical activities. Lessons range in duration from 40 – 45 minutes. Each lesson may be used as a stand alone learning or delivered sequentially over the course of a single ten week term. Some practical activities require early preparation or completion over consecutive days which is clearly detailed in the relevant lesson plans.

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  • YEAR 9 – 10

    Program Outline

    The Year 9 – 10 Australian Schools Program is comprised of three units, From Farm to Me, Organic for Brain Body & Being and Get Growing.

    While the core focus is on Cross Curriculum Priority: Sustainability, content has been thoughtfully considered to ensure consistent relevance across a variety of Learning Areas. As a result, the program can be easily integrated into pre-existing curriculums in many ways.

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