If relevant, recap the key stages of the grain chain that are covered in IWB 'Introducing the grain chain'.
Organise the class into groups, so that each group has five students. Each student should read and research one IP within the case study and prepare a presentation of findings for the rest of the group:
Wheat farming Storing the grain Pests and pesticides The wheat market Wheat farming and sustainable development
Students should report back to their group.
The whole group studies IP 'Farming case study:Upper Farm'. Encourage a group discussion about how this example illustrates previously gathered knowledge.
Each group prepares a report of their main findings (to share with class or for personal records).
If this material is being used other than as a discrete lesson, the results of the deliberations will need to be presented to an agreed format (PowerPoint or exhibition format).
|Wheat farming (Science)|
|The structure of the wheat plant, and how wheat is farmed in the UK|
|Storing the grain (Science)|
|How the harvested wheat grain is stored, and its quality maintained|
|Pests and pesticides (Science)|
|Their impact on wheat farming and storage|
|The wheat market|
|The UK wheat market and current issues in farming|
|Wheat farming and sustainable development|
|Keeping farming productive today and sustainable tomorrow|
|Farming case study: Upper Farm|
|Looking in detail at life on one farm in Hampshire|