Actually, I don’t recommend you waste your time reading this part of the National Curriculum.
This is where I land in today’s Australian.
The bottom line is that the national curriculum on economics and business for years 5 to 10 is tosh. It is page after page of earnest, largely worthless, drivel. I pity the poor teachers who have to use this guide as a basis for preparing teaching materials and lessons.
There is absolutely no case for including economics and business in the curriculum for these year levels. Teaching students some fundamental building blocks – percentages, simple and compound interest, net present value – is a much more useful pursuit than trying to impose half-baked, politically correct concepts on impressionable young people.
My guess is that the rest of the national curriculum is not much better.