Bendigo 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 unit supports students to inquire into the big idea of  'real wealth'. Stu... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Defining wealth – Years 5 & 6
    Defining wealth – Years 5 & 6
  2. What is real wealth? – Years 5 & 6
    What is real wealth? – Years 5 & 6

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. What’s my impact? – Years 5 & 6
    What’s my impact? – Years 5 & 6
  2. Needs and wants – Years 5 & 6
    Needs and wants – Years 5 & 6
  3. The true cost of stuff – Years 5 & 6
    The true cost of stuff – Years 5 & 6
  4. Sustainable smartphone – Years 5 & 6
    Sustainable smartphone – Years 5 & 6
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  9. Selling sustainablity – Years 5 & 6
    Selling sustainablity – Years 5 & 6
  10. Community investment – Years 5 & 6
    Community investment – Years 5 & 6

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. In the shark tank – Years 5 & 6
    In the shark tank – Years 5 & 6

Assessment and Reflection

Reflection time provides students with an opportunity to value what they have learnt and the learning processes in which they have been involved. Evaluation or assessment tasks during the unit of work will need to conclude.

  1. Student Assessment Task – Years 5 & 6
    Student Assessment Task – Years 5 & 6