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Customer choices - A fit for everyone

year 5

SUBJECTS

Economics and Business

Overview

In this lesson students will be introduced to the three main types of commercial egg farm systems used throughout Australia. They will learn about the challenges surrounding supply and demand in the egg industry and the importance of understanding consumer choices.

Upon completion of this lesson students will demonstrate a basic understanding of:

  • The nature of limited resources versus unlimited needs and wants
  • Choices and decisions that need to be made regarding consumer demand
  • The different methods of egg farming and why there is consumer choice in Australia

Resources and Materials:

  • Interactive whiteboard
  • www.allabouteggs.com.au
  • 3 egg cartons (provide 1 of cage, barn and free range with prices attached)
  • ‘30 Hands Learning’ or similar app for presenting with images, photos or slides

Language/Vocabulary: 
Source, consumer, producer, produce, product, stored, location, sustainable, impact, rural, urban, development, biosecurity, conflict, populated, residents, council, vaccination, environment, economy, practices, fertiliser, livestock, and industry. 

Higher Order Thinking Skills (Bloom’s Taxonomy): 

  • Knowledge
  • Comprehension
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis

Extension/Open-Ended Questions: 
Investigate the farming systems of other egg producing countries (eg. China, US, India) and compare and contrast to Australia’s egg farming practices.

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS):

The difference between needs and wants and why choices need to be made about how limited resources are used (ACHASSK119)

ENGLISH (LITERACY):

Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive print and multimodal texts, choosing text structures, language features, images and sound appropriate to purpose and audience (ACELY1704)

CROSS-CURRICULUM PRIORITIES:

Sustainability