Activity Introduction

Subjects: Entrepreneurship, HASS (Economics and business).

Year levels: 5 and 6.

Topics: Enterprise learning.

Teaching Time: 60 mins.

Quick summary: 

Lesson two of five. Successful enterprises are run by successful teams. Students will deconstruct the components of a successful team and how these components contribute to the overall goal of the team before discussing their’s and their classmates’ positive attributes.

Learning intentions: 

  • Students will identify that successful teams feature individuals with different skills
  • Students will identify and describe the skills and attributes of themselves and their classmates.

21st century skills: 

Team Work Social SkillsEmpathyCommunicating

Australian Curriculum Mapping

This unit of lessons is intended to focus on many of the General Capabilities of the curriculum. There are many elements of the curriculum that can be overlaid into these lessons with minor modifications on the part of the teacher. For a full breakdown of the General Capabilities used and the curriculum links that can be drawn into each lesson, click here.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Creating a Social Enterprise.

Time required: 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Skills Assessment Worksheet (one copy per student)
  • Student Worksheets – one copy per student.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social entrepreneur, social entrepreneurship, social issues, business, entrepreneurship education, Social Enterprise Schools, Social Enterprise Academy, teamwork, group work, team, leadership.


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

Cool would like to thank Social Enterprise Academy for supporting the development of these lessons.


Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... identify that successful teams feature individuals with different skills
  • ... identify and describe the skills and attributes of themselves and their classmates.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... deconstruct the roles within a team and relate those roles to achieving a goal
  • ... recognise their own strengths
  • ... provide evidence of having demonstrated their strengths.

Teacher content information:

The Skills Assessment task in Part B can be a sensitive activity that can make the students feel vulnerable. It is important to create a safe space for students to share perspectives openly but there's always the risk that some students may take the opportunity to tease their classmates, whether in jest or out of meanness. For this reason, be mindful of pairings in Part B and try to have students pair up with someone they trust.  As humans, we often have a different perception of our abilities that is differe

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: Teamwork makes the dream work

1. Watch the following clip from The Incredibles (2004).

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The best teams, like The Incredibles, work well because they recognise each other's strengths and use those strengths to effectively develop solutions to problems. This is true of teamwork in the classroom and in the workplace. Your class' social enterprise is the perfect blend of the two!

2. After watching the clip, answer the following questions:

a. What are some of the challenges evident in the scene?

b. How does the team tackle these challenges?

c. Does each member of the team contribute to the solution?

d. What strengths does each team member contribute?

e. Does each member of the team have the same strengths?

f.What might happen to the team if one or more members of the team were removed?

3. In the table below, write down another example of a team. W

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