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Research the stock market

High SchoolSecondary

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

1. Look at the Stock Market daily in newspapers.

2. Select certain shares and keep track of them over a period of 4 weeks.

3. Graph the results.

4. What is the best stock? How does it compare to blue-chip shares over time?

 


Online

Trees and Economics: The Story

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

ICTAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Information and Communication Technology Capability
Critical
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Australian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Sustainability Priority

1. In groups of 4 - 5 students, read the following article: Trees and Economics Reading

Trees and Economics

2. Together create a Mind Map of the ideas express here and then convert the ideas into an attractive poster to be displayed around the school.

3. Use Mind Meister to create the mindmap.

Mind Meister




The Bank, the Sergeant and his bonus: What does History tell us about Accountancy in Australia?

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

IndigenousAustralian Curriculum Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

1. As a group of 4 - 5 students, read the following article from The Conversation 5 December 2018 Reading

The Conversation

Write down 10 dot points between you that you all agree on as interesting.

2. Part of the article is a 31min audio file from the History Lab published on 28 November 2018.

History Lab

As a group, listen to the audio file [you will go to another website to hear this audio].

What further information did you get from this audio file? Add to your dot points.

3. How was Macquarie presented in this History Lab audio file? Do you all agree with this assessment?


What was the Holey Dollar? Did it work? Why? Why not?


Holey Dollar



The holey dollars, valued at five shillings, were created by stamping the centres out of 40,000 imported Spanish silver eight-real coins, known as “pieces of eight”. The middle, or “dump” became a secondary coin worth 15 pence.

The exterior ring of the coin bears the original Spanish stamp dated 1788 - coinciding with the First Fleet - while the inner ring is stamped "five shillings" on one side and "New South Wales 1813" on the other.
(Source: News)

4. Sergeant Jeremiah Murphy is at the centre of this history.

Sergeant Jeremiah Murphy holds the unique place in Australian commercial history as being the first person in Australia (whose affairs were recorded as a ledger account prepared within a double-entry accounting system). His bank deposit on 5 April 1817 was the first deposit taken by the Bank of New South Wales. (Source: R.Craig Jeremiah Murphy: Bank Account 1" Australian CPA, December 1998, pp. 68 - 9)

What was mysterious about this deposit? Why is this finding important today?

5. As a group, you are to create two of the following:

a. A poem about Sergeant Jeremiah Murphy and his deposit
b. A replica of the Holey Dollar (in papier mache or wood)
c. A report from Macquarie requesting the commencement of a bank
d. A letter or song from an Aboriginal Elder describing the massacre at Government Provision Depot at Cox's Road in 1816
e. A timeline of the events [history] leading up to the deposit of Jeremiah's money

 

 

Websites, Games & Apps

Mad Money

MiddleMiddle

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability




This is another game all about saving and budgeting. On the same website you can find more money topics here
Mad Money
Monopoly: A Hands-On Simulation Game for Beginning Accounting Students

High SchoolSecondary

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability




For a different Monopoly game and its rules, click here.

Monopoly
Kids Money

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle 

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability


Kids Money App

Cost: FREE
Developer: Apps Rocket Ltd
Screenshots

 

Sweatshops and Child Labor

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

Ethical Understanding Australian Curriculum General Capability: Ethical Understanding


Sweatshops and Child Labor

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