Australian Curriculum Categories

ACHASSK120

Types of resources (natural, human, capital) and the ways societies use them to satisfy the needs and wants of present and future generations

Elaborations

  • categorising resources as natural (water, coal, wheat), human (workers, business owners, designing, making, thinking) and capital (tools, machines, technologies) (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • brainstorming resources that a local community might use (Skills: Literacy, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Capability, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • identifying and categorising the factors of production used in the production of goods and services that satisfy the needs and wants of a local community (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding)
  • listing the needs and wants of a local community and exploring the ways resources are currently used to meet these needs and wants and how resources might be used more sustainably to meet these needs and wants into the future (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding)
  • exploring how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' traditional and contemporary use of resources reflects their spiritual connections to the land, sea, sky and waterways (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding)

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2 teaching resources for those 'aha' moments
  • Preview image for Build Your Own Theme Park – Project - teaching resource

    teaching resource

    Build Your Own Theme Park – Project

    A project that gives students the opportunity to learn through building their own theme park.

    Teach Starter Publishing 17 pages Years: 4 - 6
  • Preview image for Gold – Defining It - lesson plan

    lesson plan

    Gold – Defining It

    A 60-minute lesson in which students will learn what gold is and how it helped shape the currency we use today.

    Teach Starter Publishing 1 page Year: 5 60 mins Has Starter Sheet