What is HASS ?
Students made posters in groups. They read about what HASS is and then found pictures in the magazine KIDZONE to accompany their information.
Defining key terms: Placemat activity
Each student was responsible for defining a key term to form an active wordwall and glossary which is easily accessible for all to view and utilise throughout the unit of work.
Brainstorming entrepreneurial behaviour
Needs and Wants
Students worked in groups to provide as much information as they possibly could relating to the questions about work.
List types of work
What are the hours people might work
Predict types of work available in the future
Work that no longer exists
Why do people work
Are you always paid for work
Inspiring Australian entrepreneurs
Students researched one of the 16 Australian Entrepreneurs from the website with the same and used their knowledge about characteristics of entrepreneurs to create inspiring posters for the classroom. Each poster includes on it a photo, the entrepreneur's personal motto for success, characteristics that describe the entrepreneur and the business.
Please note that one of the entrepreneurs uses inappropriate language (Andre Eikmeier) in his motto - you can either leave that person out when distributing the names to students or talk to students about the role of a digital citizen: if you see something you're not sure about or worries you on the internet you can report it or go to a site that is right for you. This is an important part of learning how to use the internet ethically for both in and out of school use. Students will be faced with controversial images and words as they develop and as year 7 students they need to have the appropriate strategies to deal with these real world scenarios.
Paws and Claws
Writing a procedural text using the BAR thinkers key
As a homework task students researched a recipe involving chocolate. This task is related to the characters in the novel Bootleg who are also researching chocolate recipes to make and sell chocolate on the black market. Students used the BAR method to make their recipe bigger (or smaller), add something to it and replace something. Students then gave their product a name and illustrated what it might look like if the recipe was followed. Many of the students prepared their recipes at home and we had a 'chocolate afternoon' assessing and tasting recipes.
In 2014 students worked in teams to devise their own product or service to raise money for Milli. The annual event is called Bear Fun Day. The stalls the students developed ranged from a popcorn stand, chocolates and lolly stand, ice-cream, carnival games, a "guess the teacher game", raffles and a book sale. The day is always well received and since inception has always surpassed our target of $400.
A homework task asked students to show what they had learnt about Fair Trade. They were required to use Technology in some form and ensure that they affected the consumers hearts and minds. They were graded on the information, presentation and how they used technology. There were movies, animations, packages ( including printed wrappers ) and brochures.
Students are responsible for counting the money and sorting it into appropriate coin bags ready for banking.
As a group students discuss how the additional money will be used to support Free the Bears.
Students vote on sustainable food treats, enrichment toys and hammocks for the bears to sleep in.
Community Decision making
Students collected information off the ABC SPLASH site ( see yr 6 ) to write a letter to the Mayor about land use. The students address line and sign off have been removed for privacy. Students were focusing on Persuasive texts in this lesson.
Persuasive text focusing on decision making
Students used The Real Game to select a wish list based on what they would like to own in the future.
The Shark Tank and Product Launch
Students worked as sole proprietors or in partnerships to develop innovative small business ideas. Part of the challenge was to pitch their business ideas to an audience and then launch their business complete with samples, demonstrations and surveys for market research.