Teacher guide Australia's Trade through Time

TLF ID M025126

Using an interactive timeline created by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, this Teacher guide provides 12 series of learning experiences that engage students in the analysis and interpretation of data about Australian trade from 1900 to the present day. Students study videos, tables, images and texts in order to investigate: trends in Australia's exports and imports; indicators of economic performance; trade alliances; the growth of Asia as a major trading partner; and the importance of tourism and education to the Australian economy. Students prepare a range of presentations to summarise their investigations.



Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is extremely valuable for the years 7-10 Economics and Business content descriptions about Australia's international trade and indicators of economic performance. Students analyse interactive data about Australia's imports and exports from 1900 to the present day and investigate and compare indicators of economic performance.
  • The resource is also extremely valuable for the years 7-10 Economics and Business content descriptions about developing questions and hypotheses, gathering and interpreting data, generating viable options, reflecting on the consequences of economics and business, and presenting reasoned arguments and evidence-based conclusions.
  • This resource is also very valuable for the years 7-10 English content descriptions about delivering presentations, analysing and explaining text structures and language features, using comprehension, and creating informative texts. Students use these skills to interpret and report on data presented by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • This resource is also very valuable in addressing the General capabilities of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Literacy, and the Cross-curriculum priorites of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures and Asia and Australia's Engagement with Asia.
  • This resource is also valuable for the years 7-10 Mathematics content descriptions about percentages, as well as interpreting and identifying issues in numerical data. Students use percentages to interpret and report on data presented in an interactive timeline prepared by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Organization: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Publisher
  • Name: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Organization: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
  • © Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 AU (CC BY 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/.