This page provides information about materials that are available from other sources that can assist in the delivery and assessment of Economics and Economics and Business in Western Australian Schools.
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Years 5 and 6

Economics and Business is a mandated subject in the Western Australian Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum from Year 5 to Year 10. The following teaching and learning resources have been developed to assist teachers with the implementation of the Economics and Business component of the HASS curriculum.

Materials by EandB Education

EandB Education has published books for both Year 5 and Year 6

  • Wants, Resources and Choices for Year 5

  • Trade-offs and Impacts of Economic Decisions for Year 6

Both books are written by well-known Economics educator Chris Stone.

For details, samples and the order form go to the EandB Education website for:

Materials by ETAWA

To assist teachers in the delivery of the syllabus, the Economics Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (ETAWA) commissioned experienced Economics teachers to write sample course outlines for both Year 5 and Year 6 and accompanying year level specific resource booklets.

 

Sample Course Outlines

Each outline includes:

  • Knowledge and Understanding

  • Key teaching points

  • Suggested learning activities

  • Applicable resources from the ETAWA Resource Booklets and other relevant publications

  • Humanities and Social Sciences Skills and student evidence of engagement with these skills

 

Resource Booklets

Each booklet includes:

  • a set of teachers notes that link the curriculum content to well-understood economics and business concepts with the aim of assist with content delivery

  • learning activities which incorporate relevant Year 5-6 HASS skills from the K-10 Western Australian Curriculum.

Syllabuses and SCSA-developed Teacher Support Materials

 

  • Year 5 Economics and Business Syllabus (from 'Jump to' go to Year and click on 5)

  • Year 5 Sample Economics and Business Teaching and Learning Outline

  • Year 5 Sample Economics and Business Assessment Task (scroll down inside the Humanities and Social Sciences accordion)

  • Year 6 Economics and Business Syllabus (from 'Jump to' go to Year and click on 6)

  • Year 6 Sample Economics and Business Teaching and Learning Outline

  • Year 6 Sample Economics and Business Assessment Task (scroll down inside the Humanities and Social Sciences accordion)

Humanities and Social Sciences Key Concepts Diagram

A visual representation of the key concepts for the HASS subjects, including Economics and Business.

Exemplification of the Humanities and Social Sciences Key Concepts

A definition of each concept, for each HASS subject including Economics and Business (on pages 3-4), and how the concept develops in the curriculum.

Humanities and Social Sciences Key Concepts in Practice

Ideas for activities teachers can use to link knowledge and understanding with key concepts for each HASS subject including Economics and Business (on page 9).

Years 7 to 10

Economics and Business is a mandated subject in the Western Australian Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) curriculum from Year 5 to Year 10. The following teaching and learning resources have been developed to assist teachers with the implementation of the Economics and Business component of the HASS curriculum from Year 7 to Year 10.

​Materials by EandB Education

EandB Education has published:

  • Producing and Consuming for Year 7

  • Participation and Influences in the Marketplace for Year 8

  • Australia and the Global Economy for Year 9 (soon to be released)

All are written by well-known Economics educator Chris Stone.

For details, samples and the order form go to the EandB Education website.

ETAWA members get a 20% discount on all EandB Education materials.

Materials by ETAWA

To assist our members in the delivery of the syllabus, ETAWA also commissioned experienced Economics teachers to write sample course outlines, accompanying year level specific resource booklets ans some sample assessment tasks.

Sample Course Outlines

Each outline includes: key teaching points, suggested learning activities, applicable resources from the resource booklets and other relevant publications and examples of student evidence of engagement with the HASS Skills.

Resource Booklets

Each booklet includes a set of teachers notes to assist in content delivery and learning activities that incorporate relevant HASS skills from the K-10 Western Australian Curriculum.

Sample Assessments

Each includes some background information and a marking key to assist in making informed judgments on student performance.​

To access these resources click here and log in using your membership details.

Materials by other organisations

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has produced two excellent videos about how trade creates links between countries. Both are on YouTube and would provide a good 'hook' introducing international trade in Year 9:

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) provides a wide range of materials on the 'Education' section of its website.

Promoting the study of Economics in Year 11

When promoting Economics as a subject choice for Year 10 students selecting subjects for Year 11 you could use the RBA produced videos - Why Study Economics? and What is Economics?

Syllabuses and SCSA-developed Teacher Support Materials

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

 
 

​Years 11 and 12

New edition of Parry and Kemp

There is an updated version (6th ed.) of the Year 11 textbook Discovering Economics by Greg Parry and Steven Kemp available for 2020.

 

See the Tactic Publications website for details.

Past ETAWA-developed Examinations

 

Members can access ETAWA-developed examinations (with marking key) from 2015 to 2019 for:

  • Year 11 Semester 1 and Semester 2

  • Year 12 Semester 1 and Semester 2

To access these resources, click here and log in using your membership details.​

SCSA Syllabuses and Teacher Support Material

​​ATAR

Click on the relevant accordion to access the Syllabuses for Year 11 and Year 12, information about Grading, Support Materials and Examination Materials including the 2017 ATAR Examination. Teachers are required to login to the SCSA extranet to access the Marking Keys for the 2016 and 2017 ATAR Economics examinations and the detailed examination reports.

General

Click on the relevant accordion to access the Syllabuses for Year 11 and Year 12, information about Grading, Support Materials and Externally Set Task Materials (including the content on which the EST for the current year was based). Teachers are required to login to the SCSA extranet to access the ESTs for 2017 and 2016 and the Marking Keys.

 

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