Activity Introduction

bbrw-money-photoframe-newQuick summary: Students investigate the meaning of wealth. They begin by writing their own definition of wealth, and then look at and analyse a range of quotes about wealth by different people. Students reflect upon these quotes to create an acrostic poem about wealth, and refine and develop their own personal definition of wealth.

BB logo coolest partnerBendigo Bank is passionate about connecting with and enriching communities across Australia. Cool Australia and Bendigo Bank share the common goal of bringing communities together through educational programs that help to build sustainable communities for the future. This lesson supports students to inquire into the big idea of ‘real wealth’. Students develop an understanding of shared values, and build their sustainable and ethical financial knowledge, equipping them with the skills to make sound financial decisions based on social, environmental and economical merit.

Learning goals:

  • Students understand there are different ways of thinking about wealth, and that there are more holistic interpretations of wealth.
  • Students understand how to analyse different understandings of wealth.
  • Students understand how to write an acrostic poem.

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy.

Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.3, OI.8.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 5 Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)

Year 5 English

  • Navigate and read texts for specific purposes applying appropriate text processing strategies, for example predicting and confirming, monitoring meaning, skimming and scanning (ACELY1702)
  • Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)

Year 6 English

  • Select, navigate and read texts for a range of purposes, applying appropriate text processing strategies and interpreting structural features, for example table of contents, glossary, chapters, headings and subheadings (ACELY1712)
  • Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713)
  • Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)

Syllabus OutcomesEN3-2A, EN3-3AHT3-5

Topic: Consumption

Unit of lessons: Bendigo Bank Real Wealth

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead students in activity.

Resources required: Sticky notes, pens, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Wealth Quotes, Real Wealth Cheat Sheet, Glossary – Years 5 & 6.

Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.

Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.

Keywords: wealth, definitions, quotes, acrostic poem, Bendigo Bank.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

bbrw-wealth-photoframe-newTeacher preparation

Overarching learning goal: By participating in this lesson students will understand there are different ways of thinking about wealth, and that there are more holistic interpretations of wealth. They will understand how to analyse different understandings of wealth and how to write an acrostic poem based on the word WEALTH.

Teacher content information: What is wealth? The definition you choose to apply to wealth will depend on what you value as important. There are many who think that wealth solely relates to how much stuff they have and how much money they have in the bank. But there are also many who believe that 'real wealth' comes from living in a friendly community, from having family and close friends, and from being happy, healthy and content. This does not mean that money and economic wealth is not important, but that it is part of the overall picture rather than the whole thing. Thinking of wealth as a shared concept that values economic, environmental, s

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: Would you rather have health or wealth?

Your group has been given some quotes about wealth. You are to analyse these quotes using the questions below.

Quote 1:

Does this quote talk about wealth in terms of money or in terms of something else? If something else, then what?

Do you agree with this quote? Explain your answer.

Rewrite this quote in your own words.

Quote 2:

Does this quote talk about wealth in terms of money or in terms of something else? If something else, then what?

Do you agree with this quote? Explain your answer.

Rewrite this quote in your own words.

Quote 3:

Does this quote talk about wealth in terms of money or in terms of something else? If something else, then what?

Do you agree with this quote? Explain your answer.

Rewrite this quote in your own words.

Quote 4:

Does this quote talk about wealth in terms of

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