This humorous story compares the short and incredibly happy life of a rat named Riley, with the long, but sometimes unhappy life of many human beings.
- Differentiate between the concepts of needs and wants.
- Understand that humans need to provide for their needs before their wants.
- Identify their own needs and wants.
- Give examples of short-term, medium-term and long term-goals.
- Identify the steps required to achieve a short-term, medium-term, or long-term goal.
- Write a plan to achieve a short-term, medium-term, or long-term goal (may include writing a budget to assist decision making).
This unit of work relates to the following key competencies and values:
Thinking; Managing Self; Innovation, Inquiry and Curiosity; Integrity; Respect.
Enterprising Storybook 1: The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of RileyDownload overview
Students taking part will
- Discuss what makes you happy and explore hopes and dreams.
- Discuss differences between needs and wants.
- List Riley's needs which are met in the story.
- List the human needs and wants which are met in the story.
- Compare differences between Riley's needs and wants and that of humans.
- Students sort their lists based on cost.
- Discuss short, medium and long-term goals.
- Complete a short, medium and long-term goals template.
- ESB1 The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley