The Conversation curated for Scootle users!

 

With the wealth of great teaching and learning resources available to teachers, Scootle is adding content aligned to Australian Curriculum regularly. Our latest release includes content curated by the team at The Conversation. We know our teachers love the quality of The Conversation and now with these four AC aligned collections, we have done the searching for you.

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The Conversation is a collaboration between editors and academics to provide informed news analysis and commentary that’s free to read and republish.

Scootle is very excited to share four great collections curated by The Conversation team for our users.

conversationThe Conversation – Indigenous collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about issues, policies and culture relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues relevant for secondary school students in English and the humanities. The collection is regularly updated with new contributions and contains over 40 articles about indigenous identity, culture, art, and issues such as health, social justice and others. To view the AC alignment in Scootle click here

The Conversation – sustainability collection

This is a series of short journalistic articles written by academic experts and researchers that provide facts, commentary, and independent analysis about sustainability. The articles support student investigations and in-depth studies of issues related to sustainability in geography and English. The collection is regularly updated with new contributions and contains over 80 articles about sustainability as a concept, and also the various component environmental, social and economic issues of sustainability, such as transport, agriculture, urban planning, energy pricing and supply, climate change and others. To view the AC alignment in Scootle click here

The Conversation: agriculture

This resource consists of a multitude of news articles and analytical pieces under the topic of agriculture. Eight articles address the many challenges of world food security, five explore the impact of predicted water and phosphorus shortages on crop yields and one article analyses the broader impact of organic farming systems on environmental health. These articles are typically two pages in length and provide background and context before developing a key point. To view the AC alignment in Scootle click here

The Conversation: aquaculture

This resource consists of a number of news articles and analytical pieces under the topic of aquaculture, within which there is one article that investigates the role of sustainable fish farming as world fish production overtakes world beef production. The article compares the environmental impact of both trawl fishing and fish farming in the context of harvesting pressure on world wild fish populations and the worldwide demand for more food. The sustainability of fish populations and the health benefits of fish in the diet are key elements of the argument for an increase in production from fish farms.  

View the learning path with details of the 4 collections to copy and share with your curriculum team or students.