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From cottages to McMansions

This clip describes how Australians' thinking about the value of the family home changed from the 1950s onwards. It shows rising expectations about house size and internal features, along with the increasing risk of not being able to pay for them. The clip then focuses on the modest Duncan home and how Kevin Duncan Snr ...

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Calculating percentage and simple interest: Banking

Most of us use banks to keep our money safe. We put our money in, can access it at any time and earn interest. So how do the banks make such enormous profits? Where does that money come from? Listen to Nathan Bazley explain how the banks use your money and make a profit. This clip provides a context for percentage, simple ...

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Bank loans

When we need to buy a house we usually have to take out a loan from the bank. We have to pay back that loan with interest. A $350,000 loan can mean paying back $869,000! Listen to Nathan Bazley explain why a small change in interest rates can mean a big difference to the total amount you repay. This clip provides a context ...

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Activities: History, Episode 2 - Housing

This resource for History teachers is focused on housing and home ownership in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 2 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival materials ...

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Activities: English, Episode 2 - Housing

This resource for English teachers is focused on housing and home ownership in Australia. It supports a set of short excerpts from Episode 2 of 'The Making of Modern Australia', a 2010 ABC television documentary series. This series investigates the social and political history of postwar Australia through archival materials ...

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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: MilbaDjunga - primary unit

This is a 5-6 unit of work about prioritising needs and wants, managing finances, and operating a classroom economy. Intended for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, the unit is organised around the stories of John (a boy at Yarrabah), Tom (an Elder) and Alice (a professional working in Perth). They provide ...

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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 ...

Teacher resource

Exponential growth and doubling time

This resource aims to guide and support a mathematics teacher of Year 10 across three main areas as the class explores the mathematics of exponential growth. The contexts used are compound interest, animal and human population growth, and the growth (and decay) of bacteria populations.