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Appendix 1

LESSON PLAN
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

LESSON ORGANISATION
Year Level:
8
Time:
Date: Fri 5/8/16

P1 rm e303 8:55 -9:50

Students’ Prior Knowledge:
This term clarification of key terms; market circular
flow; households, business, financial sector,
Government sector, Overseas sector). Different types
of markets including retail labour, financial (with
interest) stock (with dividend, capital growth).
Demand, Supply, Law of Demand, Law of Supply.
Graph showing Supply and Demand, with surplus,
deficit and equilibrium.
Three economic questions:
1.What goods and services should be produced, and
in what quantities? The what?

Learning Area:
Economics and Business

2.What methods should be used to provide those
goods and services? The How?
3.To whom should these goods and services be
distributed? The who?
Strand/Topic from the Australian Curriculum
The way markets operate in Australia and how the interaction between
buyers and sellers influences prices and how markets enable the
allocation of resources (how businesses answer the questions of what to
produce, how to produce and for whom to produce) (ACHEK027)
General Capabilities (that may potentially be covered in the lesson)
Critical and
Literacy
Numeracy
ICT
competence

creative thinking

Ethical
behaviour

Personal and
Social
competence

Intercultural
understanding

Cross-curriculum priorities (may be addressed in the lesson)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
histories and cultures
Proficiencies:(Mathematics only)

Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia

Sustainability

Lesson Objectives (i.e. anticipated outcomes of this lesson, in point form beginning with an action verb)
As a result of this lesson, students will be able to:

Translate an understanding of Government Involvement in the Marketplace into a
PowerPoint that explains one way of Government Involvement with an example.
Teacher’s Prior Preparation/Organisation:
Textbook Economics and Business Alive 8: page 35-41
(Check), Chapter 1.4 Titled ‘Government Involvement in the
Market’.
Popsicle sticks

Provision for students at educational risk:
Provision for success for each student. Pair activity
allows for stronger student to build upon weaker
student. Group one needs to be stronger students as it
is a larger topic.

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Quiz questions
Powerpoint with quiz answers, recap diagram circular
flow, activity
Activity create powerpoint – instruction powerpoint
Exit card

Allow for thinking time with questions today.
Group instructions to allow uninterrupted questions.
Visual video
Quiz is interactive learning.
Lesson allows for multiple intelligences, and range in
Blooms Taxonomy.
Final activity a different way to process information.

LESSON EVALUATION (to be completed AFTER the lesson)
Assessment of Lesson Objective and Suggestions for Improvement:

Teacher self-reflection and self-evaluation:

[OFFICIAL USE ONLY] Comments by classroom teacher, HOPP, supervisor:

LESSON DELIVERY (attach worksheets, examples, marking key, etc, as relevant)
Time

Motivation and Introduction:

8:55
-9:50

1. Make a count of students discreetly, and when sufficient are in
the class make a start.

Resources/References
Align these with the
segment where they will
be introduced.

2. Delegate roll.

9:00

1. Greeting:
2. Commend amazing effort with working on assessment task.
3. Today’s lesson moving differently.
- recap definitions with QUIZ activity
- bring together with a recap supply and demand concept with
video
- Group activity to look into Government sector involvement in
Market Place
- homework based on completing task and doing a crossword.

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9:03 –
9:13

Let’s Get Started:
1.QUIZ –
INSTRUCTION: write down the answers to these questions. We
will mark each other’s work after. First Part of the quiz is
standard. Second part, we will pause and watch a clip and then
answer some questions.
Pt 1: key definitions
Q 1: Define Supply (or the law of supply)
Q2: Define Demand or the Law of Demand
Q3: What does the economic question ‘how to produce?’ refer
to?
Q4: Is this question targeted towards The supplier or the

Activity: key
definitions

consumer?
Q5: Give one way that a supplier decides for who to produce?
Pause,
1:44

Pt 2: watch video. FROZEN Big Summer Blow Up – 1:44.
From the clip of movie Frozen that you have just seen:

FROZEN Big
Summer Blow Up –
1:44.

Q6: Provide an example of scarcity. (winter clothes, equipment)
Q7: What is happening to the price of winter stock? (going up)
Q8: Provide an example of surplus (ice)
Q9: what will have to happen to price with this surplus? (go
down)
Q10: In this environment of Frozen clip what is the answer to
‘what to produce’? (In winter need clothes and equipment, in
summer need ice)
END OF QUIZ
9:15 -

How did we go, with a show of hands did anybody get all of the
answers?
Some
None
- recap definitions and concept of supply and demand – key
economic questions that were also touched in with the
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assessment task. The what, the how, the for who,
- suppliers are constantly guessing demand the economy is
constantly changing, interacting between supply and demand.
9:17

PUT UP DIAGRAM POWERPOINT:

Powerpoint Circular
flow image

Who remembers what this diagram is called?
(circular flow diagram)
Do you remember the household gets paid a wage and we don’t
spend all of the money. Some goes to the Government.
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Pay taxes. taken out of wages.

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Receive types of goods and services from Government

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Services schools, hospitals,

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Build roads, infrastructure.

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Some money comes back to households pensions.

Have a look at Government today.
BODY: Today we are going to investigate the Government
involvement in the market.
9:209:40

pairs activity: time allocated: remainder of lesson

Popsticks

- group (formed by popsicle stick. 1-9(or 13 if break down 1 into
4). Each number get together (2’s depending on how many sick
people) and investigate the topic that relates to their number.
TOPICS ON POWERPOINT
Topic 1: Law and Justice
(Consumer Law, Contract Law, Criminal Law)
Topic 2: Welfare
Topic 3: Infrastructure
Topic 4: Economic Management
Topic 5: Wages and employee relations
Topic 6: Provision of goods and services

Topic 1: Law and
Justice
(Consumer Law,
Contract Law, Criminal
Law)
Topic 2: Welfare
Topic 3: Infrastructure
Topic 4: Economic
Management
Topic 5: Wages and
employee relations

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Topic 7: Planning and Environment
Topic 8: International Trade Policy
Topic 9: Immigration Policies

9:209:40

Topic 6: Provision of
goods and services
Topic 7: Planning and
Environment
Topic 8: International
Trade Policy

Task:
1. Create a PowerPoint with a description and an example for
the topic that you are nominated.

Topic 9: Immigration
Policies

2. We will come together and talk about the nine points, sharing
your information next lesson.
3. Information to research is found in reading Chapter 1.4
Government in the workplace.
4. First form your group.
5. Be mindful:
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the activity requires some reading and thinking time
individually first, then design work together.

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Students need to work productively and with appropriate
noise levels. Any off taskers, public reminder with name to
is there a reason why you are not on task, remember it is
your choice how you work, but if need be you can be
moved. Second time move.

Allow 20 minutes
By 9:40

(TEACHER to handout ‘ticket to leave’ as students preparing
their powerpoint and CHECK OFF ROLL)
Either :For the last part of today’s lesson,
Or
CROSSWORD

CROSSWORD
CONCLUDE:
If I could pl have your attention for a moment, eyes this way:
9:409:50

Year 8’s - In a minute we will start to pack up from the lesson.
Thank you for all of you great work today. We were busy learning
about the influence of the Government in the marketplace.

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To finish for today, two things.
1. Please can you get out your homework diaries and write down
your homework for today.
2. Complete an exit card, which is to get some feedback what
you liked about today’s lesson.

HOMEWORK DIARIES

So for your homework: Write in diaries.
Depending upon progress.
1. Complete PowerPoint.
2. Crossword.

CROSSWORD

Pause Allow students time to write the homework.
2: Before you pack up for today, need to write down from today’s
lesson, one activity you enjoyed, one thing you learnt and one
question. Pl put your name on the page and once you have
done this, pl hand it to me and you are able to head off for today.
(See below) Show students.
9:48

Dismiss:
9:50

EXIT CARD

At 9:48 Once you have written your homework in your diaries
and tidied up you may go. Good afternoon and May God Bless
you.
Transition: (What needs to happen prior to the next lesson?)
Teacher turn off power projector, clean down whiteboard.
Messages:
Assessment:

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EXIT CARD
TODAYS LESSON
Date:
Name:
FROM TODAYS LESSON:
One Activity I enjoyed
One thing you learnt
One question.

EXIT CARD
TODAYS LESSON
Date:
Name:
FROM TODAYS LESSON:
One Activity enjoyed
One thing you learnt
One question.

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Yr 8 Social Science

Week 4 Friday

RECAP ACTIVITY: QUIZ TERM AND DEFINTION
(answer sheet)

Pt 1: key definitions
Q 1: Define Supply
Q2: Define Demand
Q3: What does the word input mean?
Q4: In economics what do we mean by land?
Q5: When you give your labour to a land, you get a wage or salary. What is the
difference between a wage and salary?
Q6: Define Capital.
Q7: What is one way that a Producer would attempt to find out the demand for their
product before they produce it?
Pt 2: watch video. FROZEN Big Summer Blow Up – 1:44.
From the clip of movie Frozen that you have just seen:
Q8: Provide an example of scarcity. (winter clothes, equipment)
Q9: Why does the price of “winter stock” increase?
Q10: Provide an example of surplus (ice)
Q11: What will have to happen to price with this surplus? (go down)

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CROSSWORD ANSWER KEY
SUPPLY The amount of a good or service that is available.
DEMAND The purchase at a certain price.
EQUILIBRIUM The situation where supply and demand are equal
SURPLUS The situation of too much supply and not enough demand.
SCARCITY The situation of too much demand and not enough supply.
Income The amount of money that households have to spend is disposable ___ .
Household Consumers belong to the ____ sector of the circular flow.
Business Producers belong to the ___ sector of the circular flow.
Businesses Another name for Producers.
Consumers The name of the group of people who purchase goods and services.
Goods A tangible object used to satisfy goods and services.
Business Another word for firm.
Share A unit of ownership in companies that are bought and sold
Stockbroker Agents who buy and sell shares
Dividend Profits distributed to shareholders of shares
ASX What is the abbreviation for Australian Securities Exchange?

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Year 8 Social Science Crossword

Across
2. Another name for Producers.
4. A tangible object used to satisfy goods and services.
6. The situation of too much demand and not enough supply.
9. Consumers belong to the ____ sector of the circular flow.
12. The situation where supply and demand are equal
14. What is the abbreviation for  Australian Securities Exchange?
Down
1. The purchase at a certain price.
3. Agents who buy and sell shares
5. Profits distributed to shareholders of shares
6. The amount of a good or service that is available.
7. A unit of ownership in companies that are bought and sold
8. Producers belong to the ___ sector of the circular flow.
10. The name of the group of people who purchase goods and services.
11. The situation of too much supply and not enough demand.
13. The amount of money that households have to spend is disposable 
___ .

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Yr 8 Social Science

Week 4 Friday

RECAP DEFINTIONS

SUPPLY
DEMAND
Law of Supply

The amount of a good or service
that is available.
The amount of a good or service that
consumers are prepared to purchase.
As the price increases, producers
will want to supply more of a good
or service.

Law of Demand

As the price increases,
consumers will demand less
of a good or service.

EQUILIBRIUM

Supply and demand are equal

SURPLUS

SCARCITY


Too much supply
Not enough demand
Price drops



Too much demand
Not enough supply
Price increases

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