Background for teachers
New Zealand is economically dependent on its primary industries. The world market for our agricultural, aquacultural, fisheries, forestry and horticultural products is highly competitive.
New Zealand producers, processors and marketers need to be smart to sustain and build on their place in the global marketplace. This relies on caring and careful use of our natural resources, including plants and animals.
What's in the resource?
The resource is designed with local communities, environments and industries in mind and includes a selection of learning activities, so you can choose those that best relate to your community.
The learning experiences are contextualised into one or more of the key interrelated systems – animal welfare, biosecurity, and food.
The resource is structured around learning experiences developed for Levels 1 and 2, 3 and 4, and 4 and 5 of The New Zealand Curriculum.
Introducing the systems
A series of professional development videos has been created to introduce you to the 3 systems that support the primary sector and underpin these resources – animal welfare, biosecurity and the food system.