Money and people

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Year level 3-4 Design and currency Parents Currency English Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Launch digiactivity

Students decide between needs and wants by comparing priorities in other countries. They gain an understanding of simple budgeting and how to make wise financial decisions as well as reflect on their own circumstances, needs and wants.

Curriculum alignment

Year 3

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: History
    • Celebrations and commemorations in places around the world (for example, Chinese New Year in countries of the Asia region, Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA), including those that are observed in Australia (for example, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival and Ramadan) (ACHASSK065)
  • Sub-strand: Geography
    • The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, demographic characteristics and the lives of the people who live there, and people’s perceptions of these places (ACHASSK069)

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions (ACHASSI056)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text, structure and organisation
    • Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation (ACELA1790)

Year 4

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions (ACHASSI077)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text, structure and organisation
    • Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout (ACELA1793)

General capabilities

Level 3: Typically, by the end of Year 4, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view different types of texts with illustrations and more detailed graphics
  • Intercultural Understanding
    • describe and compare a range of cultural stories, events and artefacts
    • imagine and describe the feelings of others in a range of contexts

Complimentary external resource

Dollar Street by Gapminder (gapminder.org) is an online resource that uses photo stories of 264 families across 50 countries to showcase how people around the world really live.

Gapminder is an independent Swedish foundation promoting fact-based world views that everyone can understand.