Resources – Economics

ASIC – MoneySmart 

moneysmartMoneySmart Teaching Packages
The MoneySmart Teaching packages have been developed by ASIC and trialled to support schools with the implementation of the Australian Curriculum, using consumer and financial literacy as a context for teaching and learning within English, Mathematics and Science. Each teaching package includes units of work, a teacher guide and a range of resources to support professional development.

MoneySmart Teaching Resources
A range of financial literacy education resources have been provided. Use the database to search for resources by year level, learning area, audience, resource type. each resource relates to the National Consumer and Financial Literacy Framework and the Australian Curriculum. Curriculum requirements can be taught across a variety of learning areas in all year levels.

Commonwealth Bank

A dedicated online hub with tips and practical activities.

Dollarmites Club
Dollarmites Club teaches kids about saving. They can find great tips on how to can save money faster, games and downloads. Games and activities can be accessed without a Dollarmite Club membership.

run_that_townRun That Town
Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics this iPad app uses real Census data to discover who’s who in your area, and make decisions that will sway popular opinion in your favour. Choose from hundreds of projects for your town – from the practical to the preposterous. The management of the projects involves financial decisions which help students understand types of resources (natural, human, capital) and the ways societies use them in order to satisfy the needs and wants of present and future generations [Year 5 Economics and Business Curriculum] and How the concept of opportunity cost involves choices about the alternative use of resources and the need to consider trade-offs. [Year 6 Economics and Business Curriculum]