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ACHASSK119

The difference between needs and wants and why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used

Elaborations

  • debating whether one person’s need is another person’s need or want (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • explaining the concept of scarcity (that is, needs and unlimited wants compared to limited resources) and why individuals cannot have all the items they want and therefore must make a choice (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • explaining reasons for differences in needs and wants for different groups (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)

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