Economics and Business
China, India, Japan, South Korea
In this learning sequence students investigate Australia's interdependence with economies in the Asia region by identifying Australia's major trading partners for food and fibre items.
Use the following activities to identify Australia's major trading partners for food and fibre.
- Take a photo of your own kitchen (you can include family and friends).Photograph your own kitchen
- Using a photo editing program such as Picasa, identify and label where all of the food and fibre (clothing, curtains etc) items come from.
- Determine the percentage of food and fibre goods that have been imported from countries in the Asia region. Create a pie graph to demonstrate this.
- Explain what is meant by the term 'global economy' and how your labelled photo demonstrates this.
- Create your own fact sheet using trade information from the following websites:
A typical working port
- Add or highlight the food and fibre goods on your fact sheet.
- Compare and contrast your fact sheets with your labelled photo and pie chart. Identify any similarities or differences.
- Choose either your Australian or state/territory fact sheet and answer the following questions:
- Consider the information you have discovered about Australia's major food and fibre trading partners.
- Describe what this tells you about the economic connections between Australia and countries in the Asia region.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Learning area: Economics and Business
Year level: Year 9
Country: China, India, Japan, South Korea
Content description: Australia as an 'economy' and its place within the broader Asia and global economy (ACHEK038)
Elaboration: exploring Australia's interdependence with other economies, for example by identifying Australia's major trading partners in the Asia region and the items of trade
Cross-curriculum priority: Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia
OI.2 Interrelationships between humans and the diverse environments in Asia shape the region and have global implications.
General capability: Intercultural understanding
Students will be involved in learning about and engaging with diverse cultures in ways that recognise commonalities and differences, create connections with others and cultivate mutual respect.
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