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Unit Overview

In this unit students understand that their identity and welfare is affected by the groups and places they belong to and the services that local government provides. They learn that fair isn’t always equal, the importance of integrity and the role of laws and responsibility in protecting their rights and the rights of others. They develop financial literacy skills including the costs and benefits of saving and spending and strategies that can be used to reach financial goals. They also consider how they can contribute to their own communities.

The following values of Australian schooling are developed in this unit:
  • Care and compassion (kindness and sharing)
  • Doing your best
  • Fair go
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Teacher Notes

These topics have been designed for students in Year 3 and Year 4. The activities can be adjusted to cater to the needs of learners. Activities have been designed as a sequence, however teachers can select individual activities that suit their students. As Topic 6 is a culminating topic, it may require the study of other topics.

Links to the national consumer and financial literacy framework

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Students can:
  • identify different forms of income 
  • identify, explain and prioritise different needs and wants
COMPETENCE
Students can:
  • create simple budgets for specific purposes
  • identify key features of a range of advertisements
RESPONSIBILITY AND ENTERPRISE
Students can:
  • identify and explain how some influences, such as advertising and peer pressure, can affect what you buy
  • apply consumer and financial knowledge and skills in relevant class and/or school activities such as student investigations, charity fundraising, business ventures and special events
  • exercise a range of enterprising behaviours through participation in relevant class and/or school activities
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Assessment

Teachers can gather evidence of student learning throughout this unit of work. Activities that elicit evidence of student learning in relation to the Australian Curriculum achievement standards have been identified. This evidence can be compiled into a student portfolio called “A world where I know how to share”.
To support teachers to make judgements about the quality and sophistication of student learning, each topic is accompanied by year level rubrics.

The following icon is used to indicate the activities that may contribute to student portfolios.
Assessment portfolio task

The tasks that will form part of the assessment portfolio and their links to learning areas are summarised in the table on the right.

Table

Connections to the curriculum
achievement standards
Topic Activities Task English Maths HASS HPE
Topic 1 Activity 2

Activity 4
Who am I template
Personal response
Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HASS achievement standard Connection to HPE achievement standard
Topic 2
Activity 4
Activity 5
Activity 8
Worksheet
Fraction bars template
Think Board
Journal entry
Connection to English achievement standard Connection to Maths achievement standard    
Topic 3
Activity 3
Activity 5
Activity 7
Poster
Justified decision
Written explanation
    Connection to HASS achievement standard Connection to HPE achievement standard
Topic 4
Activity 3
Activity 5
Activity 6
Storyboard
Grid map with landmarks and written answers
Worksheet
Connection to English achievement standard Connection to Maths achievement standard Connection to HASS achievement standard Connection to HPE achievement standard
Topic 5
Activity 6
Activity 7
Budget scenarios
Print advertisement
Connection to English achievement standard Connection to Maths achievement standard Connection to HASS achievement standard  
Topic 6
Activity 1
Activity 3
Activity 5
Activity 6
Data investigation
Written letter
A plan for action
Presentation
Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HASS achievement standard Connection to HPE achievement standard


The assessment package includes:
Year 3 Year 4
Year 3 teacher guidelines (PDF, 175 KB) Year 4 teacher guidelines (PDF, 175 KB)
Year 3 rubrics (PDF, 202 KB) Year 4 rubrics (PDF, 206 KB)
Year 3 achievement standards (PDF, 129 KB) Year 4 achievement standards (PDF, 129 KB)