Money maps

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

Launch digiactivity

Students learn about the history of currency, bartering, the development of cash systems, and the arrival of cards and ATMs.

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

Curriculum alignment

Year 3

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: History
    • How the community has changed and remained the same over time and the role that people of diverse backgrounds have played in the development and character of the local community (ACHASSK063)

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Researching
    • Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI053)
    • Sequence information about people’s lives and events (ACHASSI055)

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)

Year 4

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • Sub-strand: History
    • The nature of contact between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others, for example, the Macassans and the Europeans, and the effects of these interactions on, for example, people and environments (ACHASSK086)

Strand: Inquiry and skills

  • Sub-strand: Researching
    • Locate and collect information and data from different sources, including observations (ACHASSI074)
    • Sequence information about people’s lives and events (ACHASSI076)

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