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Year level 7-8 Shopping Economics and business

Launch digiactivity

Students explore what a premium service is and how to subscribe and unsubscribe from one.

Students vote via SMS for their favourite act in 'Top Voice'. After entering their mobile phone number for the chance to 'win heaps of free prizes' they receive a lot of spam messages.

It can be done by individual students or in pairs on computers or tablets.

Curriculum alignment

Year 7

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The ways consumers and producers interact and respond to each other in the market (ACHEK017)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES025)

Year 8

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and Understanding

  • The rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses in Australia in terms of financial and economic decision-making (ACHEK029)
  • Types of businesses and the ways that businesses respond to opportunities in Australia (ACHEK030)

Strand: Economics and Business Skills

  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES036)

General capabilities

Level 5: Typically, by the end of Year 8, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view a variety of challenging subject-specific texts with a wide range of graphic representations
    • use wide knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose texts, using creative adaptations of text structures and conventions for citing others
  • ICT
    • independently apply strategies for determining the appropriate type of digital information suited to the location of storage and adequate security for online environments
    • explain the benefits and risks of the use of ICT for particular people in work and home environments
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • predict possibilities, and identify and test consequences when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action