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MoneySmart: classroom resources

This is a collection of seven videos about financial and consumer issues that affect young people. Five of the videos show young people dealing with the mistakes they have made in maxing out their credit cards, buying a car, moving out of home, taking their first job, or shopping online. The secondary school simulation ...

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MoneySmart: Rookie for educators

This is a suite of resources about making smart financial decisions in six situations where a young person assumes full adult responsibility for the first time. These include buying a car, borrowing money, owning a mobile phone, moving out of home, shopping online, and managing their first job. Resources for each situation ...

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The cost of the Iraq War

What are the real costs of war? Is military success all that matters when deciding whether the outcome of a war is successful? In March 2003, US President George W Bush sent military forces into Iraq to find and destroy reported weapons of mass destruction, and to end the regime of President Saddam Hussein. Although the ...

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The import of exports!

Is it better for Australia to import or export goods and services? Find out the top countries Australia trades with and the types of things that are typically imported and exported. How is Australia's foreign debt linked to importing goods and services?


Couldn't Be Fairer, 1984: 'The Aboriginal problem'

This clip shows footage of three men being interviewed and expressing extreme racist views about Indigenous Australians. The interviewees are mining magnate 'Lang' Hancock, a town mayor and a spokesperson for the Queensland Graziers Association. Aboriginal activist Mick Miller, the writer and narrator of the film from which ...


Lend-lease in World War II

This is a collection of 17 digital curriculum resources about the operation of the lend-lease program during World War II. The introduction of this US aid program in 1941 was one of the significant events of the war. The collection is organised into seven categories - lend-lease weapons; aircraft; tanks; food shipments; ...


Elsie Curtin aboard Lancaster bomber 'Q' Queenie, 1943

This is a black-and-white photograph of Elsie Curtin aboard Lancaster bomber 'Q' Queenie VI at Canberra Aerodrome on 21 October 1943 after her first-ever flight, undertaken to raise funds for the Fourth Liberty Loan. She is pictured with Captain-Pilot Flight Lieutenant Peter Isaacson (on the right) and Pilot Officer Don ...


Connie Gibson remembers the Great Depression

This is a sound recording, made in 2000-01, in which Mrs Connie Gibson recalls hearing the news that she and her husband had lost everything when the Bank of New South Wales collapsed. She describes sitting at breakfast with friends just after her honeymoon, when one of the friends informed her husband Bill that the bank ...


First Victory Home Loan: Squander Bug, 1945

This clip shows an animated advertisement from 1945 featuring a fictitious character called the 'Squander Bug'. Half insect and half devil, with a plump belly covered in swastikas, the Squander Bug dances with mirth. Hitler appears, urging the bug to 'Make them waste their money. Make them spend'. Across a map of Australia, ...


Chequerboard - It's Amazing What You Can Do With A Pound of Mince, 1969: Doing it tough

This black-and-white clip shows a young British immigrant couple sitting on a sofa, the woman with a baby on her lap, as an off-camera interviewer asks them questions about how their financial difficulties have affected their diet and put pressure on their relationship. As the couple answer questions, the camera shows each ...


Four Corners - Aiding or Abetting, 1983: And the poor get poorer

The clip shows footage from a 1983 'Four Corners' investigation into a Philippine-Australian aid project in the Philippines. Over footage showing traditional paddy farming on the island of Mindanao, journalist Mary Delahunty outlines the project's failure to help poor farmers. A local farmer explains in Filipino that he ...

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MoneySmart teaching

This is a website from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission that provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for Australian educators. The website provides access to professional and personal learning programs, as well as resources for teaching and learning including units ...

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Consumer and financial literacy professional learning module for teachers

This professional learning module provides up-to-date content and support in consumer and financial literacy for educators working within Australian primary and secondary schools. Part 1 presents information about consumer and financial literacy in the education landscape. Part 2 provides examples of how schools are incorporating ...


Compound interest on borrowings

This is a single-screen presentation that states a compound interest borrowings problem with a high interest rate, reveals the compound interest formula and provides the mathematical steps of the solution before stating the final amount owed in words.

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This is a unit of work about the importance of microfinance in helping impoverished people establish a small business. Intended for years 5 and 6 and written with a global education focus, the resource consists of five single- or multi-lesson activities, titled: Trapped in the poverty cycle; Operating a small business; ...

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MoneySmart: money makes the world go around

This is a video animation about how money's increasing invisibility affects young people and why the teaching and learning of financial and consumer literacy is important. The video presents statistics on 12 to 24 year olds in debt; young people who rarely pay their credit card balance each month; 10 to 17 year olds who ...

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MoneySmart: changing world of consumerism

This is a video in which finance and society experts Paul Clitheroe, Delia Rickard and Jane Caro discuss how changing patterns of consumer spending funded by borrowed money affect young people's lives and society's happiness. They point to young children's misconceptions about where money comes from, young people's use ...

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MoneySmart: money management kit

This is a kit about financial and consumer literacy for use by those who work with people with English as an additional language of dialect (EALD) recently arrived in Australia. It contains detailed programs of adult instruction, factsheets, audio stories, and videos for 10 topics: household budgets, saving money, paying ...

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MoneySmart tool and resources

This is a collection of 30 financial tools to help manage personal finances and make better financial decisions. The tools are grouped in four categories: managing my money; borrowing and credit; superannuation; and retirement. The tools comprise calculators, planners, money and mortgage health checks, apps and an online ...

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MoneySmart: Reaching goals: What's involved?

This unit of work students learn about financial planning through the characters Cathy and Dinuka who are Year 10 students planning to go on a holiday together at the end of Year 12. Students learn about goal setting, saving, borrowing, investing, working with compound interest, good and bad credit, depreciation and inflation.