Quick summary: Students develop their own set of questions to interrogate the statement “Wealth can only be measured in dollars”. They work in small groups to think of their own questions, including open-ended and closed-ended questions, and Googleable and Un-Googleable questions. Students choose three questions about this topic they wish to find the answers to and plan an investigation to find the answers.
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 build their higher order thinking skills.
- Students build thinking and questioning skills.
- Students practice their research skills.
- Students build their understanding of wealth.
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability OI.3, OI.8.
Australian Curriculum content description:
Year 5 Humanities and Social Sciences
- Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI094)
Year 5 English
- Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources (ACELY1703)
Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences
- Develop appropriate questions to guide an inquiry about people, events, developments, places, systems and challenges (ACHASSI122)
Year 6 English
- Use comprehension strategies to interpret and analyse information and ideas, comparing content from a variety of textual sources including media and digital texts (ACELY1713)
Unit of lessons: Real Wealth Year 5 & 6
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – lead students in activity.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for homework or extension.
Keywords: wealth, open and closed-ended questions, Googleable and Un-Googleable questions.
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