Agriculture in Melanesia – Grade 10 Student’s Book

Agriculture in Melanesia – Grade 10 Student’s Book

This book provides grade 10 students with the support necessary to achieve all of the agriculture syllabus outcomes detailed for this level. All agriculture students are required to cover the first two core units and two of the other four optional units or one optional unit from this book plus a school designed optional unit.

Core Unit, Agriculture in Papua New Guinea 2 identifies and investigates different types of agricultural industry and how management practices affect sustainability. It also explains transpiration and translocation in plants. Core Unit, Agriculture Production Systems in Papua New Guinea 2 examines how different agriculture systems affect the environment and what is required in these systems to keep the system sustainable.

The optional units expect students to work in small groups and to undertake an agriculture project.

They are expected to keep records for all stages of their project and write a final project report.

Appendix 1 in this book Writing about agriculture demonstrates to students exactly how to write up their projects. It shows students how to write and the students decide what to write following examples of the kind of writing that is required.

This provides excellent practice in developing the skills students may need some day when applying to the bank for a loan to start a project.

Authors:  Ekpo Ossum and Brian Robertson