This Teacher’s Guide will help you to teach Grade 4-6 learners about economics, entrepreneurship, sustainable enterprise, simple finance, and successful Permaculture businesses.
Economics is the study of the way that money, trade and business are organised in a society. Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the design and maintaining of agricultural systems that are stable and diverse (like natural ecosystems). In a Permaculture system we work with nature to provide food, energy, work and meet our needs in a sustainable way.
Everyone who lives in a country is part of the economy of that country – even small children – so it is important to know about that system, and the roles that we all play in the economic system. The EMS learning area will teach children about the world of trade and business, entrepreneurship and how to earn money from their own entrepreneurial activities.
The combination of Permaculture farming and entrepreneurship will give your school many opportunities for learning and earning!