Sustainable Biomes: Year 9 Geography Unit – Australian & NSW Curriculum
This Sustainable Biomes Year 9 Geography Unit is linked to the Australian and NSW Curriculum. It will engage students in examining the physical characteristics and productivity of biomes. You and your students will examine the correlation between the world’s climatic zones and spatial distributions of biomes. Students will also explore their capacity to support food and non-food agricultural production. This unit has students analysing the impact humans have on biomes in an effort to produce food and increase agricultural yields. They will examine population trends and projections from Australia and across the world and forecast future food supply-and-demand issues. Challenges to food production are explored and management strategies investigated.
This is a 10 week unit of work, with activities and assessments included:
1 – Introduction to Topic & Assessment Schedule
2 – The World’s Biomes & Climates
3 – Changes to the Natural Environment
4 – Biomes Produce Food
5 – The Importance of Climate
6 – Food Production in Australia | Geography Skills
7 – Challenges in Food Production | Geography Skills
8 – Food Security & Sustainability
9 – Genetically Modified Foods
10 – Review | Topic Test
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HOW CAN YOU USE THE SUSTAINABLE BIOMES YEAR 9 UNIT?
When you download this file, you will receive a 10-week teacher program. To accompany it are teachable activities and differentiation strategies. It also includes a PowerPoint Presentation, formative and summative assessments. You will also receive handouts and activities for students to complete that will be engaging and ensure knowledge retention.
The PowerPoint presentation aligns with the Teacher Program. The information cannot be altered. However, you can add and delete slides to suit your class and learners needs.
FONTS USED: APL RealTalk
IMAGES: Adobe Stock (licensed)
I have personally taught this unit, and it has been used in both mainstream and special education classes.