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Food and Society: Travel

Year 9 Design and Technologies | Food and Society

Source: Black, S. (2020).

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Brief, basic information laid out in an easy-to-read format. May use informal language. (Includes most news articles)


Provides additional background information and further reading. Introduces some subject-specific language.

Level 3 resourceLEVEL

Lengthy, detailed information. Frequently uses technical/subject-specific language. (Includes most analytical articles)

General Capabilities
Enduring Understandings

Students will understand that food is an essential part of everyone's life and encompasses the how, what and why we eat. Students will learn the origins of food, how food is produced, manufactured and distributed throughout the local, national and global environment; and through activities, students will propose design and test sustainable and ethical ideas and solutions.

Essential Questions
  • What and how are indigenous foods integrated into the indigenous and non-indigenous diet?
  • What socio-economic, cultural and religious influences are related to food? 
  • How can food be used to celebrate diversity of cultures and people? 
  • How can new and traditional food materials be used to help solve global food security?
  • Construct design briefs that are complex and challenging and help solve food design challenges.

Food and Society | Travel: Online resources

Level 2

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