Wesley has human talent. It’s just that his peers see him differently, a loner, an outcast to be bullied. Fleeing them was the only sport Wesley was good at. Wesley’s story gives readers a fun way of looking at how societies develop. This story highlights the way an economic society can develop around a key resource.
- The story highlights the way an economic society can develop around a key resource.
- Starting a new civilisation/society requires human talent, lots of imagination and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
- Wesley’s innovation allows every part of the plant resource to be used (zero waste).
- Entrepreneurs (like Wesley) can be charismatic leaders.
- Human talent: ideas and hard work are our most valuable resource.
- The growth of economies and society require enterprising individuals.
- People respond to incentives.
- The consequences of choices lie in the future.
This unit of work relates to the following key competencies and values:
Thinking; Relating to Others; Using Language, Symbols and Text; Managing Self; Participating and Contributing; Excellence; Innovation, Inquiry and Curiosity; Equity; Community; Integrity.
Enterprising Storybook 7: WeslandiaDownload overview
Students taking part will
- Identify skills and attributes that produce enterprising or entrepreneurial individuals.
- Understand the risks we take, and the choices we make impact on individuals, families and communities.
- Evaluate the consequences of choices before making decisions.
- Understand that values are key to the success or otherwise of society.
- Differentiate between goods and services.
- Differentiate between needs and wants.
- ESB7: Weslandia