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The Budget - Getting the balance right for voters

Students explore the role of elected representatives in making decisions and governing on our behalf. They consider how a family budget is similar to a government budget, noting that the amount of tax collected by government relates to the amount of money it can spend. They identify and explain factors that influence government spending and voting intentions.
activityCivics & CitizenshipYear 8AC v8.4

Responsibilities of employers and workers

In this activity, students learn about the responsibilities of employers and workers in relation to taxation and superannuation. It provides a foundation for understanding the importance of these responsibilities.
activityWork StudiesYear 9AC v8.4

Starting a job

In this activity, students develop an understanding of the steps they need to take when they start a job and why these steps are important. They apply this knowledge by completing an application for a tax file number (TFN) using a simulated online tool and other necessary forms for a hypothetical job.
activityWork StudiesYear 9AC v8.4

When and why did Australia become a welfare state?

Students collaboratively construct a class timeline of key tax and welfare events and developments from Federation to Post World War II. They compare the provision of welfare between then and the present day to draw conclusions about continuity and change. By identifying significant tax and welfare events, students begin to understand the concept of historical significance. 
activityHistoryYear 10AC v8.4

Cash, tax and super

In this activity, students learn what happens if their employer tries to avoid paying tax and super on their behalf by paying them cash-in-hand or ‘under the table’.
activityWork StudiesYear 9AC v8.4

The sharing economy and the changing nature of work

Students learn about the sharing economy and use it as a case study to investigate the changing nature of work
activityWork StudiesYear 10AC v8.4

Critical evaluation of sources

Students analyse a range of primary and secondary sources related to everyday life and welfare during the Great Depression, World War II and Post World War II. For each source, they identify the intended purpose and audience, the creator’s perspectives, values and motives and evaluate its usefulness and reliability. 
activityHistoryYear 10AC v8.4

Continuity and change in everyday life

Students explore continuity and change in everyday life in the time period between the Great Depression and Post World War II. They sort sources in chronological order and categorise them into aspects of life. Students then compare aspects of life before and after World War II to draw conclusions about what aspects of life changed and what aspects remained the same. This activity supports students to use sources to think historically.  
activityHistoryYear 10AC v8.4
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