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 explore the purpose of a business plan in creating a successful project. They then explore the various ways to garner support and involvement in their project before working through a series of questions to guide their own business plan. Students can create and present a pitch for their plan or conduct a peer-to-peer review of their plans.
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 a business plan is important to a successful project
- Students recognise some of the steps for creating a business plan.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 5 HASS
- Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions (ACHASSI096)
- Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI102)
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI104)
- How people with shared beliefs and values work together to achieve a civic goal (ACHASSK118)
- Influences on consumer choices and methods that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (ACHASSK121)
Year 6 HASS
- Organise and represent data in a range of formats including tables, graphs and large- and small-scale maps, using discipline-appropriate conventions (ACHASSI124)
- Work in groups to generate responses to issues and challenges (ACHASSI130)
- Reflect on learning to propose personal and/or collective action in response to an issue or challenge, and predict the probable effects (ACHASSI132)
Syllabus outcomes: GE3-4.
General capabilities: Literacy.
Relevant parts of Year 5 HASS achievement standards: Students sort, record and represent data in different formats, and work with others to generate alternative responses to an issue or challenge and reflect on their learning to independently propose action, describing the possible effects of their proposed action. They identify various ways people can participate effectively in groups to achieve shared goals.
Relevant parts of Year 6 HASS achievement standards: Students organise and represent data in a range of formats, and reflect on their learning to propose action in response to an issue or challenge and describe the probable effects of their proposal.
Topic: Enterprise Learning.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Cisco Global Problem Solvers – HASS – Years 5 & 6.
Time required: 120 minutes.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – oversee group activities, facilitate pitch process, oversee group discussions.
- Business Planning Tool
- Device capable of presenting a website to the class
- Pitch Factsheet
- Pitch Assessment Rubric.
Keywords: Cisco, Global Problem Solvers, business plan, success, evaluation, resources, challenges.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.