Social media

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Year level 7-8 Parents Mobile phones Economics and business

Launch digiactivity

Students consider a real life scenario about managing social network features and sharing videos and photos.

In the scenario, students are on a $29 pre-paid plan and can run out of credit or even incur extra data charges.

It can be used 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
    • Generate a range of alternatives in response to an observed economic or business issue or event, and evaluate the potential costs and benefits of each alternative (ACHES024)
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES025)
  • Sub-strand: Communication and reflection
    • Present evidence-based conclusions using economics and business language and concepts in a range of appropriate formats, and reflect on the consequences of alternative actions (ACHES026)

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
    • Generate a range of alternatives in response to an observed economic or business issue or event, and evaluate the potential costs and benefits of each alternative (ACHES035)
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar and new situations (ACHES036)
  • Sub-strand: Communication and reflection
    • Present evidence-based conclusions using economics and business language and concepts in a range of appropriate formats, and reflect on the consequences of alternative actions (ACHES037)

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
    • identify and value the rights to identity, privacy and emotional safety for themselves and others when using ICT and apply generally accepted social protocols when using ICT to collaborate with local and global communities
    • 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