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Teacher guide Trade and Investment at a Glance

TLF ID M025125

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 forums; research the growth of Asia as a major trading partner; compare indicators of economic performance; and explore the importance of tourism and education to the Australian economy. Students prepare written reports, tables and digital presentations to summarise their findings.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the years 7-10 Economics and Business content descriptions about Australia's international trade, economic performance and traditional markets of Indigenous Australians. Students analyse data about Australia's imports and exports and investigate indicators of economic performance.
  • The resource is also extremely valuable for the years 7-10 Economics and Business content descriptions about gathering and interpreting data, reflecting on the consequences of economics and business, and presenting reasoned arguments and evidence-based conclusions.
  • This resource is also very valuable for the years 7-10 English content descriptions about investigating vocabulary, identifying implicit and explicit values in texts, analysing and explaining text structures and language features, using comprehension and creating informative texts. Students use these skills to interpret and report on data presented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • This resource is also very valuable in addressing the General capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy and Numeracy, and the Cross-curriculum priority of Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia.
  • This resource is also valuable for the years 7-10 Mathematics content descriptions about interpreting and analysing graphs, interpreting and identifying issues in numerical data and evaluating statistics. Students analyse and interpret data in a report by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Organization: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Publisher
  • Name: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Organization: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 AU (CC BY 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/.