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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.

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
Year 5 Sample course outline cover

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.
Year 5 Resource cover

Syllabuses and SCSA-developed Teacher Support Materials


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.

Promoting the study of Economics in Year 11

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.

Brochure

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.

Posters

‘Economics. Make a Difference’: quotes from two young Economists who leading the way in Economics and how they are making a difference

‘Discover skills for the future’: outlines the wide range of skills students gain from pursuing studies in Economics

Videos

‘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.

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

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 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.

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.

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ETAWA materials example

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:

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.

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 2020 for:

To access these resources, please log in using your membership details.

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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 2020 ATAR Examination. Teachers are required to login to the SCSA extranet to access 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).

Useful Links

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.

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