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Unit plan: Ethics in sheep breeding

YearRangeCurriculumStrand

4-6
7-8

Middle Primary
Upper Primary

Science


Technology


Nature of Science
Living World

Nature of Technology

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Overview

Students develop their knowledge of selective sheep breeding so they can formulate an argument and make ethical decisions about breeding easy care sheep.

Purpose

To use growing science knowledge about selective sheep breeding when considering issues in breeding programmes to produce easy care sheep. Students should be able to describe the traits of easy care sheep and to list stakeholders involved in the breeding programme. Students will explore the consequences, rights and responsibilities and virtue ethics for the stakeholders and make justified decisions about the breeding programmes.

Keywords

selective breeding, breeds, easy care sheep, traits, characteristics, flystrike, dags, crutching, stakeholders, ethics, consequences, rights and responsibilities, virtue ethics.

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