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

Curriculum content descriptions

locate, select and analyse information and data from a range of sources (AC9HE10S02)

Elaborations
  • locating online sources using contextually specific terms (for example, “global markets”) or criteria (for example, using specific key words to find “case studies related to trade agreements”)
  • selecting and analysing economic information and data for relevance by asking questions such as “How will information and data help answer the inquiry question?”
  • selecting and analysing economic information and data for reliability by asking questions such as “How and when was the data collected?”, “Who collected the data?” and “For what purpose was the data collected?”
  • explaining assumptions or missing information in sources that may affect the reliability of an opinion about an economic or business issue
  • selecting and representing information and data about an economic or business issue, using specialised digital tools and processes to support interpretation and analysis; for example, a graphic organiser connecting objectives of the Australian economy with examples of government intervention in the economy
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Data collection,  Information literacy

Online

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 ...

Online

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 ...

Online

Trade and Investment at a Glance

Using an illustrated report from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides ten learning sequences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian imports and exports. Students: identify Australia's major exports and imports; investigate international trade ...

Video

Farm Diaries: producer video

This is a video about pig production at the Tintinara property of the Mount Boothby Pastoral Company in South Australia. Pigs at various stages are shown, including nursing piglets, weaned piglets weighing between 7 and 10k, and pigs close to a live weight of 100k. Pig producer Alastair Johnson gives statistics about the ...

Text

Renewable sources of energy

This is a worksheet consisting of a blank data table designed for students to record information resulting from their research into renewable energy resources. It specifies the types of energy resources to be investigated and suggests topics for research focus.