Quick summary: Students investigate a community group or program in their local area. They begin by analysing the term ‘Act locally, think globally’. They then assess the program or group based on a series of questions provided, and then redesign the website of this group or program to incorporate their answers to these questions.
This lesson supports students to inquire into the big idea of ‘real wealth’. Students develop an understanding of shared values, and build their sustainable and ethical financial knowledge, equipping them with the skills to make sound financial decisions based on social, environmental and economical merit.
- Students understand the term ‘Act locally, think globally’.
- Students understand the value of investing in community groups and programs.
- Students identify community groups and programs in their area and recognise the value these groups or programs contribute to their area.
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, ICT.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.6.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 Humanities and Social Sciences
- Types of resources (natural, human, capital) and the ways societies use them to satisfy the needs and wants of present and future generations (ACHASSK120)
- Influences on consumer choices and methods that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (ACHASSK121)
- Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI105)
Year 5 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)
- Use a range of software including word processing programs with fluency to construct, edit and publish written text, and select, edit and place visual, print and audio elements (ACELY1707)
Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences
- How the concept of opportunity cost involves choices about the alternative use of resources and the need to consider trade-offs (ACHASSK149)
- The effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community and the environment (ACHASSK150)
- The reasons businesses exist and the different ways they provide goods and services (ACHASSK151)
- Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)
- Present ideas, findings, viewpoints and conclusions in a range of texts and modes that incorporate source materials, digital and non-digital representations and discipline-specific terms and conventions (ACHASSI133)
Year 6 English
- Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts, choosing and experimenting with text structures, language features, images and digital resources appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1714)
- Use a range of software, including word processing programs, learning new functions as required to create texts (ACELY1717)
Unit of lessons: Real Wealth Year 5 & 6
Time required: 60+ mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate discussion and assist students in research and in designing webpage.
Resources required: Internet access, Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet, Website Assessment Rubric, Real Wealth Cheat Sheet, Glossary – Years 5 & 6.
Digital technology opportunities: Webpage creation e.g. Edublogs (optional). Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: This lesson may be completed as homework.
Keywords: community, investment, local, global.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.