Quick summary: Students develop a plan for taking action around a real-world issue presented in the Global Problem Solvers series. After reviewing prior knowledge, students discuss the value of creating a plan in bringing an idea to life. Focusing on the solution created for the GPS series, students work collaboratively to create a plan for action, including defining the problem and their solution, creating a mind-map to list the materials and equipment needed, identifying challenges and solutions, and prioritising outcomes in preparation for evaluation. Students then communicate their plan with peers and provide feedback.
These lessons have been developed in partnership with Cisco. Cisco believes that our future will be defined by global problem solvers – global citizens ready to thrive in a connected and digital future by thinking like entrepreneurs, innovating like technologists, and acting as agents of social change.
- Students understand why planning is important to a successful project.
- Students recognise some of the steps that can be used when planning a project.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 3 HASS
- Interact with others with respect to share points of view (ACHASSI059)
- Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI060)
- Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms (ACHASSI061)
Year 4 HASS
- Interact with others with respect to share points of view (ACHASSI080)
- Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI081)
- Present ideas, findings and conclusions in texts and modes that incorporate digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms (ACHASSI082)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Relevant parts of Year 3 HASS achievement standards: Students reflect on their learning to suggest individual action in response to an issue or challenge. They communicate their ideas, findings and conclusions in oral, visual and written forms using simple discipline-specific terms.
Relevant parts of Year 4 HASS achievement standards: Students reflect on their learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge, and identify the possible effects of their proposed action. They present ideas, findings and conclusions using discipline-specific terms in a range of communication forms.
Topic: Enterprise Learning.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Cisco Global Problem Solvers – HASS – Years 3 & 4.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – lead students in guided discussion, oversee group activities.
- Background Information – Season 1 factsheet
- Device capable of presenting a website to the class
- Student Worksheet – one copy per student.
Keywords: Cisco, Global Problem Solvers, business plan, challenges, solutions, communication, materials and equipment, evaluation.
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