SOCIAL SCIENCES - Tikanga ā-iwi
SOCIAL STUDIES - 9SOC1
Social Studies helps students understand the world around them through building knowledge about people, society, and their environment. In Year 9 students will learn about the following topics:
· Tūrangawaewae - explores the surrounding environment and stories of Te Kura Kōhine o Ōtākaro and our local community. Students will build knowledge and understanding of the cultural history of Ōtautahi, and Ōtākaro as well as develop an understanding of the cultural significance of the environment of Ōruapaeroa.
· Identity and Migration - examines the different ways that people identify themselves and how these identities can change over time. Students will learn about the factors that influence identity, such as culture, ethnicity, religion, and gender. They will also explore the experiences of migrants and refugees, and how these experiences can shape identity.
· Eco-Warriors -focuses on the environmental challenges facing the world today and the role that individuals can play in addressing these challenges. Students will learn about the different types of environmental issues, such as fast fashion. They will also explore the ways that people can take action to protect the environment.
This course will focus on the following skills in Social Studies:
· Social Inquiry - involves asking questions about the world around us and gathering evidence to answer those questions.
· Key knowledge and concepts - understanding the key concepts and ideas in Social Studies.
· Perspectives and values - involves understanding different perspectives on social issues and developing one's own values.
· Taking action on societal issues - involves taking action to address social issues.
SOCIAL STUDIES - 10SOC1
Social Studies helps students understand the world around them through building knowledge about social, economic, and political issues. In Year 10, students will learn about the following topics:
· Conflicts - explores the causes and consequences of conflict. Students will learn about different types of conflict, such as war, terrorism, and civil unrest. They will also explore the ways that conflict can be resolved.
· Money + Society - examines the role of money in society. Students will learn about the history of money, how money works, and the different ways that money can be used. They will also explore the impact of money on society, such as inequality and poverty.
· Politics + Power - explores the nature of power and how it is exercised in society. Students will learn about different types of power, such as political power, economic power, and social power. They will also explore the ways that power can be used to achieve different goals.
By the end of Year 10, students will be able to demonstrate the following skills:
· Demonstrate understanding of the key concepts and ideas in Social Studies.
· Gather and interpret evidence to answer questions about the world around them.
· Analyze different perspectives on social issues.
· Develop their own values and take action on social issues.