Activity Introduction

“Time is money, but money can’t buy time.”

In this activity you’re going to reflect on what it means in a practical sense to achieve ‘real wealth’ – that is, having plenty of the things that money cannot buy. 

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently, though it would be good to have friends and family around to discuss ideas with. 

Ideal for: Lower Secondary

Themes:

  • think and connect 

Time required: 40 minutes 

Curriculum connections: Business and Economics, Personal and Social Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Sustainability

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Curriculum codes: 

Complete lesson for classroom teachers:

Investigating real wealth – Year 7 & 8

Resources Required

  • Device with internet capability
  • Pen & paper (optional)

 

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Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Achieving Real Wealth - Activity Instructions

“Time is money, but money can’t buy time.”

In this activity you’re going to reflect on what it means in a practical sense to achieve ‘real wealth’ - that is, having plenty of the things that money cannot buy.

Part A: What Is Real Wealth To Me?

If ‘real wealth’ was to have more to do with the things money cannot buy rather than the possession of material objects (like fancy cars, new clothes, the latest mobile phone), list three things that you think would make you truly wealthy:

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Part B: How Can ‘Real Wealth’ Really Work?

Imagine that suddenly everyone wanted more ‘real wealth’ and the factors for real wealth were:

  • More time for family and friends
  • Strengthening local communities.

Consider both factors when answering the following questions:

How would the ways that we work have to change to support more people having more real wealth?

How would businesses have to change?

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