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. If you are a member click the yellow button to log in to access a growing number of additional ETAWA developed materials.
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.
EandB Education has published books for both Year 5 and 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:
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:
Each booklet includes:
A visual representation of the key concepts for the HASS subjects, including Economics and Business.
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.
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).
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.
The following suite of resources is designed to support your Year 10 students with their Senior School course selection. The materials promote the benefits of choosing ATAR Economics in Year 11 and 12. We hope that they prove valuable in inspiring your students to choose Economics as one of their courses.
The new ‘Why study Economics’ (8MB) brochure is provided for teachers to copy and provide to their student. It gives the an overview of the benefits of studying ATAR Economics: the skills they will gain, the careers it could lead to, the ways it supports University courses in Commerce and Business and the importance of Economics in ‘making a difference’ in the world around you. As well as a practical overview of the ATAR Economics Year 11 and 12 syllabuses.
‘Economics – understand the world around you’ by the ESA: Some of the brightest young Economists in the business talk through what inspired them to choose Economics as a career, their role day-to-day and how they are making a difference in the world around them.
‘Why study Economics’ by the RBA: Four young Economists from the RBA talk about the skills they have gained from studying Economics.
‘What is Economics?’ by the RBA: A group of young Economists from the RBA talk about Economics is and why they like their job.
EandB Education has published:
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.
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 and 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.
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.
Each includes some background information and a marking key to assist in making informed judgments on student performance.
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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:
Backwards' from the basketball court through the selling and making of the shoes to their design, finishing with some of the people who were involved.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) provides a wide range of materials on the 'Education' section of its website.
There is an updated version (7th ed.) of the Year 11 textbook Discovering Economics by Greg Parry and Steven Kemp available for 2022.
See the Tactic Publications website for details.
Members can access ETAWA-developed examinations (with marking key) from 2015 to 2022 for:
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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 2020 ATAR Examination. Teachers are required to login to the SCSA extranet to access the detailed examination reports.
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).
The study of Economics involves understanding and analysis of recent and contemporary events and issues. Many of the organisations provide excellent sources of information. A collection of links that are useful for Economics and/or Economics and Business can be found below.
Western Australian Curriculum and Assessment Outline