Subjects: Entrepreneurship, HASS (Economics and Business).
Year levels: 5 and 6.
Topics: Enterprise learning.
Teaching time: 60 minutes.
Lesson one of five. Students compare similar scenarios to distinguish between wants and needs. Using this, they will explore the relationship between things we need in life and social issues before examining the different types of enterprise operations that exist and how they do or do not address social issues, using examples from Australia and afar.
- Students will be able to understand the difference between wants and needs
- Students will be able to define what social issues are
- Students will distinguish between a business, charity and social enterprise.
21st century skills:
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.
- Creating a Social Enterprise – What is a Social Enterprise Slide Deck
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- On The Line Cards (one per pair of students).
Keywords: entrepreneurship, social enterprise, social entrepreneur, social entrepreneurship, social issues, business, entrepreneurship education, Social Enterprise Schools, Social Enterprise Academy, social issues.
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.