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Curriculum Requirements for New Zealand

Social Studies

Level:    1          

 

Qualification Gained:    Achievement standards giving Level 1 credit towards NCEA

 

Prerequisites:               

Good comprehension and writing skills requiredStudents taking Alternative English must get permission from HOD.

 

Course content:

 

What is Social Studies?  It is a combination of many of the Social Sciences, including History, Geography, and Economics as well as anthropology, sociology, and psychology. Whilst Geography studies the spatial world in which we live and History studies how the world we live in came to be this way, Level 1 Social Studies offers something a little different.

 

Social Studies examines how societies interact with each other, why individuals and groups behave in certain ways, why current events and issues are more important to us than we may think and most importantly, it teaches us all to look at issues through multiple perspectives to extend our own understanding of both ourselves and those around us.

 

The course is divided into 3 key areas:

 

 Social Action Describe how you could get involved in a social justice and human rights action

 Inquiry Research on aspects of society

 Changing Cultures Describing how cultures change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code No.

Internal/External

Level

Title

Credits

91039

External

1

Describe how cultures change

4

91043

Internal

1

Describe a social justice and human rights action

4

91040

Internal

1

Conduct a social inquiry

4

94042

Internal

1

Report on a personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action

4

Course costs: $40 for a field trip (dependant upon numbers)

 

 This course is a prerequisite for:

Level 2 Social Studies

 

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