Why is the local economy important to society? (Complete scheme of work)
Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Finance & The Economy • Core Curriculum
Why is the local economy important to society?
About this scheme of work
This scheme of work focuses on the local economy and its importance in our lives.
Students investigate how community involvement benefits the local economy, including the impact of co-operatives and other community schemes. They learn about taxation and the role of the local council in managing the local economy.
Having explored how shopping locally and sustainably can support the local economy, the students plan and prepare materials for an active citizenship campaign to encourage more people to shop locally. In doing so, they develop vital Citizenship skills and lay the foundations for future active citizenship projects.
National curriculum links
Develop pupils’ understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens; develop skills to research and interrogate evidence, debate and evaluate viewpoints, present reasoned arguments; the functions and uses of money, the importance and practice of budgeting
Making judgements, political literacy, decision-making, investigation, financial literacy, representing others’ views, evaluation, collaborative working, analysis, active participation, decision-making, informing others’ opinions, representing your views to others, raising awareness
Economy, fairness, freedom, society, equality vs. equity, local democracy, making a difference, community cohesion, ethics, rights, legislation, society, responsibilities
This scheme of work is part of ACT’s model core curriculum for Citizenship in secondary schools, which has been designed to develop and deepen students’ knowledge, skills and understanding throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. Other units linked to this Year 8 scheme of work include:
Year 10: Who really has the power to make change? (coming soon)
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