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Year level 5-6 Mobile phones Parents Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Launch digiactivity

(Year 5-6) Students learn about accessing mobile videos and games, as well as the impact and cost of downloading data.

Students are a part of a group of friends who are downloading the latest videos and games. They need to make decisions about downloads and spending money on in-game items.

This digiactivity can be used by individual students or in pairs on computers, tablets or interactive whiteboards. 

Curriculum alignment

Year 5

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: Economics and business
    • The difference between needs and wants and why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used (ACHASSK119)
    • Influences on consumer choices and methods that can be used to help make informed personal consumer and financial choices (ACHASSK121)

Strand: Inquiry and Skills

  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI103)¬†

Year 6

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding 

  • Sub-strand: Economics and business
    • How the concept of opportunity cost involves choices about the alternative use of resources and the need to consider trade-offs (ACHASSK149)
    • The effect that consumer and financial decisions can have on the individual, the broader community and the environment (ACHASSK150)

Strand: Inquiry and Skills

  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Use criteria to make decisions and judgements and consider advantages and disadvantages of preferring one decision over others (ACHASSI131)

General capabilities

Level 4: Typically, by the end of Year 6, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view subject-specific texts with some challenging features and a range of graphic representations
    • use developing knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose a range of more complex texts for identified purposes
  • ICT
    • explain the main uses of ICT at school, home and in the local community, and recognise its potential positive and negative impacts on their lives
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • assess and test options to identify the most effective solution and to put ideas into action