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Economics and Business 7-10 / Year 10 / Skills / Questioning and researching

Curriculum content descriptions

develop and modify questions to investigate a contemporary economic and business issue (AC9HE10S01)

  • developing a range of questions to investigate a complex issue (for example, “Why does the government intervene in the economy to improve living standards?”) or formulating a hypothesis such as “Responding to an upswing in the economy with expansionary measures will improve business productivity”
  • developing and modifying a range of questions to improve the focus of an investigation; for example, modifying “What factors influence decision-making within consumer and financial contexts?” to “What factors influence choosing a mobile phone plan?”
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Inquiry-based learning,  Research questions


Australia's Trade through Time

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order ...


From Citrus to almonds

This is a unit of work about the Australian almond industry. It contains a inquiry sequence that includes: background on the almond industry, a short case study of an Australian almond orchard that has transitioned from citrus to almonds; an data analysis activity exploring the growth of the Australian almond industry and ...


Prawn Farming

This is a short clip in which Gold Coast prawn farner, Nick Moore, describes the prawn farming industry, the business he manages, and the high standards of the Australian industry. Nick, explains why this business is more like agricultural farming than fishing and how his qualifications and experience more closely match ...


Rugby Farms vegetable farm - different roles of employees

This is a short clip about a large business producing vegetables in Stanthorpe, Queensland for local and international markets. In this clip, a business manager describes the size of the business in terms of number of employees and physical area. It also shows three employees, a staff trainer, an agronomist and a boiler ...