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Let’s travel time and space and find out the kinds of foods our ancestors and different indigenous peoples ate. And where we can find those very same foods, today!

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E09 The One with the Nightshades

It seems like familiar foods have always been around, right? It might surprise students to learn that, in the scheme of things, some foods are remarkably recent inventions. Others – the world travellers – have come a long way and look very different to the way they did originally. In this clip, Maddy learns how nightshades made their way around the world, from tomatoes to tomatillos. This clip is also great for Music and/or English lessons around poems, rhythms and beats.

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Free Australian Curriculum-aligned lesson plans, springboards and activities for Yr 3-6.

E09 The One with the Nightshades

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
It’s a Wrap!
5 6
English The Arts - Music
ACELT1611 ACELY1704 ACELT1617 ACELT1618
Take Me with You
4 5 6
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK087 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK137
Transcript The One with the Nightshades
5 6
English The Arts
ACELT1611 ACELY1704 ACELT1617 ACELT1618
E10 The One with the Mandala

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Veg Heads
3 4
The Arts
ACAVAM110
Mandalas
3 4 5 6
Mathematics The Arts
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
Transcript The One with the Mandala
3 4 5 6
Mathematics The Arts
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
E07 The One with the Little Carrot Dude

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Food Evolution
4 5 6
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
ACSHE062 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK137
Transcript The One with the Little Carrot Dude
4 5 6
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK087 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK137
E06 The One on a Log

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Native Tuber(man)s
3 4 5
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
ACTDEK012 ACHASSK062 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK089 ACHASSK112
Taste the Land
5 6
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
ACHASSK112 ACHASSK113 ACTDEK021
Transcript The One on a Log
3 4 5
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
ACTDEK012 ACHASSK062 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK089 ACHASSK112
E01 The One with the Levitating Globe

Yr Level

Learning Area

Curriculum Code
Okonomiyaki Faces
3 4
Mathematics English
ACMNA058 ACELA1487
World Breakfast Globes
3 4
Health and Physical Education
ACPPS036 ACPPS042
Transcript The One with the Levitating Globe
3 4
Health and Physical Education
ACPPS036 ACPPS042
E09 The One with the Nightshades
It’s a Wrap!
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
English The Arts - Music
Curriculum Code
ACELT1611 ACELY1704 ACELT1617 ACELT1618
Take Me with You
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK087 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK137
Transcript The One with the Nightshades
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
English The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACELT1611 ACELY1704 ACELT1617 ACELT1618
E10 The One with the Mandala
Veg Heads
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACAVAM110
Mandalas
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Mathematics The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
Transcript The One with the Mandala
Yr Level
3 4 5 6
Learning Area
Mathematics The Arts
Curriculum Code
ACMMG066 ACAVAM110 ACAVAM111 ACAVAM114 ACAVAM116
E07 The One with the Little Carrot Dude
Food Evolution
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACSHE062 ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK137
Transcript The One with the Little Carrot Dude
Yr Level
4 5 6
Learning Area
Science Technologies Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum Code
ACSSU043 ACSHE083 ACSHE100 ACTDEK012 ACTDEK021 ACHASSK087 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK137
E06 The One on a Log
Native Tuber(man)s
Yr Level
3 4 5
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACTDEK012 ACHASSK062 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK089 ACHASSK112
Taste the Land
Yr Level
5 6
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACHASSK112 ACHASSK113 ACTDEK021
Transcript The One on a Log
Yr Level
3 4 5
Learning Area
Humanities and Social Sciences Technologies
Curriculum Code
ACTDEK012 ACHASSK062 ACHASSK088 ACHASSK089 ACHASSK112
E01 The One with the Levitating Globe
Okonomiyaki Faces
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Mathematics English
Curriculum Code
ACMNA058 ACELA1487
World Breakfast Globes
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACPPS036 ACPPS042
Transcript The One with the Levitating Globe
Yr Level
3 4
Learning Area
Health and Physical Education
Curriculum Code
ACPPS036 ACPPS042