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

Curriculum content descriptions

locate, select and organise information and data from a range of sources (AC9HE7S02)

Elaborations
  • locating online sources; for example, using advanced search functions: “define: market” or targeted criteria: “allintext: successful Australian entrepreneurs”
  • selecting relevant information and data from sources by asking questions such as “How will the data or information help answer the question?” about websites of government departments or non-government organisations
  • collaborating and safely exchanging information online with an entrepreneur to identify attributes that built success
  • organising data into appropriate formats using specialised digital tools, such as tables and graphs, visual displays
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Data representation,  Data collection,  Information literacy

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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 ...

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Untold education project: The invisible farmer

Invisible Farmer is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. The project collects oral histories of women by creating interview-based video content. This website provides videos ,interview questions and suggestions to support teachers to guide students to create their own multimodal stories of women on the land.

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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 ...

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MoneySmart: Should I drink bottled water?

This unit of work gives students opportunities to develop an understanding of the importance of water for the environment and potable water for human consumption. Students will consider water availability and use from an individual, national and international perspective; explain the natural processes in the water cycle ...

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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 ...

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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.