Activity Introduction

“Your health is your wealth.”

“Money makes the world go around.”

It seems like there are two different ways of looking at money and its relationship with how we feel. In this activity, you’re going to spend some time thinking about how some famous people have spoken about wealth and create your own quote about wealth.

This is a good activity for kids to complete independently. 

Ideal for: Lower Secondary

Themes:

  • think and connect 

Time required: 40 minutes

Curriculum connections: Business and Economics, Personal and Social Capability, 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

What Is Wealth? - Activity Instructions

“Your health is your wealth.”

“Money makes the world go around.”

It seems like there are two different ways of looking at money and its relationship with how we feel. In this activity, you’re going to spend some time thinking about how some famous people have spoken about wealth and create your own quote about wealth.

Part A: What Is Wealth?

There are two different ways you could think about wealth:

  1. You can think of it in terms of your dollars and cents - as ‘an abundance of valuable possessions or money’.
  2. You can think of it in terms of other riches, such as ‘plentiful supply of a particular desirable thing’ - whatever that desirable thing might be to you (such as time, friends, wide-open spaces).

The definition you choose to apply to wealth will depend on what you value as important. There are many who think that wealth relates to how much money and material goods they have. But there are also many who believe that real wealth com

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