The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.

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Digital Technologies

Digital media production: Create your character

Before undertaking this activity do the following activities first:

Record keeping
Make sure you keep good records of your technological processes. Record keeping can be oral, graphical, written, and/or electronic, depending on your needs.

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Social Sciences

Every New Zealander has the right to a decent home

Evaluate one of these claims:

  • Local government  should be responsible for ensuring all members of their communities have homes
  • Every New Zealander has a right to live in a safe and healthy home

Create a concept design board of a futuristic  marae or Sāmoan village that provides housing for elderly people. Add notes that explain key features of your design. Create an overview that explains factors that influenced your design.

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Social Sciences

Financial decision making

Evaluate whether pay later options can benefit communities and, if so, how. If not, what are some other options?

Develop a business proposal for a company that wants to offer people pay later options.

Create a pocket resource for teenagers with tips on how to manage credit cards. View some business card size examples.

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Social Sciences

Financial identity in my community

Debate whether it is better to be a wealthy individual or to be part of a wealthy community.

Complete the future briefs activity with a group. Create a visual map of similar changes taking place in your own community. Explore ways that cultural or community values might be kept or changed. Predict the positive and negative outcomes of the changes outlined in the future brief taking place within your own community.

Create a map of important economic resources in your area. Include a static image that relates to your research. View this slide presentation for an overview of the features used in static images.

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Financial wellbeing

Complete Te whare tapa whāCreate a diagram, model, visual,  presentation or play that incorporates and explains the impacts of financial wellbeing or stress on hauora.

Hypothesise how owning your own home can increase your wealth and wellbeing. Link to New Zealand statistical info for home ownership information to help.

Write a response to this quote from a millionaire to millennials (people born between 1981 and 1993): “When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn’t buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each.”

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Social Sciences

Government assisted housing initiatives

Research ways that your local community and council help families in your community.  Interview families, and from their feedback formulate some solutions for ways to support families with housing options in the future.

Interview a retired person about their housing needs, both now and in the past. Evaluate how their housing choices earlier in life have impacted on their current situation.

From your interviews or research find an issue facing an elderly person around housing. Be the ‘Champion for the Elderly” and present your findings. This could be to to a landlord, family member, rest home, retirement village or Grey Power, for example.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

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Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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