Activity Introduction

bbrw-people-photoframe-newQuick summary: Students find a problem in their community and develop a solution to this problem. They are asked to consider all the benefits and costs of this solution, and then pitch their solution to other teachers and students (the shark tank).

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 identify a problem in their community and understand how solving this problem will improve their community.
  • Students develop project-planning skills.
  • Students understand how to pitch an idea to an audience.

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.

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)
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI102)
  • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI103)
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)
  • Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105)

Year 5 English

  • Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations for defined audiences and purposes incorporating accurate and sequenced content and multimodal elements (ACELY1700)

Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)
  • Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI130)
  • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI131)
  • Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)
  • Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI133)

Year 6 English

  • Plan, rehearse and deliver presentations, selecting and sequencing appropriate content and multimodal elements for defined audiences and purposes, making appropriate choices for modality and emphasis (ACELY1710)

Syllabus OutcomesEN3-1A

Topic: Consumption

Unit of lessons: Bendigo Bank Real Wealth

Time required: 2 x 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee lesson.

Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet, butcher’s paper and pens (optional), Pitch Perfect Factsheet, Pitch Perfect Assessment Rubric, Project Action Planning – Tips for Success, Real Wealth Cheat Sheet, Glossary – Years 5 & 6.

Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.

Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.

Keywords: community, problem, solution, pitch, shark tank, 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-sunset-photoframe-newTeacher preparation

Overarching learning goal: By participating in this lesson students will identify a problem in their community and understand how solving this problem will improve their community. They will develop project-planning skills and understand how to pitch an idea to an audience.

Teacher content information: Investing in your community means spending time or money on things that exist in your community.

Individuals can do this by shopping for goods and services locally (including goods that are produced locally and stores or markets run by local people). Shopping locally means that local money stays in local communities, supporting local jobs and creating more sustainable communities.

Individuals can also participate in community programs and projects (such as projects for the environment, the elderly, the disabled or homeless). For example, more members of the community participating in activities like Landcare means improved biodiversity in more places. More members

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: How can you improve your community?

In this lesson you will be:

  1. Finding a problem that needs addressing in your community
  2. Developing a solution to that problem
  3. Pitching your solution to the shark tank (your teacher or other students and teachers from your school)

Part 1. The Problem

What problem have we identified?

Test whether this problem is a problem that really needs solving by answering the following questions:

1. Will solving this problem improve your community? How?

2. Will anyone in your community benefit from solving this problem? How?

3. Can members of the community participate in solving this problem? How?

4. Does the community have the resources required to solve this problem? Why or why not?

5. Will solving this problem have benefits beyond your community? What and why?

Part 2. The Solution

Now that you've tested your problem, it's time to start thinking about the solution! Work in your group to brainstorm your solution, recording

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