23 May 2019
The Australian red meat and livestock industry has developed a range of Australian curriculum-aligned education materials for senior and primary school teachers which cover the sustainability of red meat production.
Most resources are housed on the Good Meat website goodmeat.com.au/education. It is easy to share, downloadable content which caters to kindergarten through to year 10. It gives students the opportunity to learn about how producers care for their animals and the environment, how they use technology and how they tackle the major challenges of feeding a growing population.
For high school, the Study Guides are popular. The study guides include topics such as animal health, water, biodiversity, science and sustainability, greener farming and food for the future.
The lessons and activity sheets include cross-curricular lesson ideas and accompanying activity sheets written for students in middle years on the topic of cattle and sheep production in Australia.
Digital lessons and virtual excursions are also available. They are free, interactive, and curriculum-linked to allow students to engage with beef and lamb farmers live on video stream, see and hear what they do on their farms while taking part in educational activities, quizzes and even interacting with other schools.