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Government choice

Key concept indicators

  • Describe a government decision and explain how it is affected by scarcity/limited means.
  • Collect information from groups with differing viewpoint to show options and compromises related to the government decision.
  • Identify the costs and benefits of the options and compromises.
  • Rank options uses weighted cost and benefit criteria.
  • Justify a recommendation by explaining why specific costs or benefits have higher and or low weightings.

Possible context elaboration

Settlement of Treaty of a Waitangi claim

Identify a claim relevant to your local area. This context provides opportunities for students to learn about their own values and those of others. It will also allow them to develop their ability to explore with empathy the values of others as they seek an economically justifiable solution.

Last updated May 28, 2023