The Australian hamburger unit
The Australian Hamburgers unit investigates the main Australian agricultural production industries (wheat, beef, dairy, sheep, pork, poultry and horticulture) from paddock to plate. The unit of work consists of three resources: a workbook, an answer guide, and a design folio.
The unit includes guides for practical activities, in-class extension investigations, mini design projects and an answer guide which will challenge student understanding and prepare them to complete a major project for the unit to design and prepare a nutritious food product: a hamburger using raw materials from Australian agricultural production.
Additional activities suggested in conjunction with this unit involve students designing, growing, managing and making observations on a vegetable or herb garden to grow fresh produce to use in their burger and learning food preparation and cooking techniques.
The unit is designed to cover outcomes from the NSW Technology Mandatory stage 4 Syllabus context areas Agricultural technologies and Food technologies.