Year 11 Social Justice Studies
Teacher in Charge: A. Peszynski
This course is aimed at students who want a more cross curricular approach to their Social Science studies. It will explore how people from different times and societies ranging from the early modern to the present have sought social justice and attempted to bring about change. It has a wide ranging Social Science focus incorporating Achievement Standards from Art History, History, Religious Studies and Social Studies. Students will investigate various theories and ideas behind what social justice is. They will examine the religious, social, environmental and political motivations for change by exploring key figures and events such as: Martin Luther and the Reformation, Martin Luther King Jr, Black Civil Rights, Kate Shepard, the 1981 Springbok Tour, the 1975 Land March, anti-nuclear issues and the response to Climate change. Views, values and perspectives will be a key component of each area of study. Students will be able to compare different times and the different methods of social action used to fight for change and analyze the effectiveness of these methods as well as looking at the Church’s position during these events and retrospectively. Students who opt for this course cannot opt for Year 11 History because there is a repetition of Achievement Standards offered.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
either 1 x 1B8 exercise book or 1 x Ringbinder, 1 x A4 lined refill, Field Trips: tbc
Recommended Prior Learning
High Merit or Excellence grades in Year 10 History, Geography, English or Social Studies. Students will be required to work more independently and at a higher level than in regular Social Science classes (for example Year 11 History). Students would not be able to take this class and Year 11 History as there is a cross over in achievement standards that are offered.
You may like to discuss this with the Co - HOD of Social Sciences , Ms Baird or Mrs Peszynski.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 8
Term: 3, Week: 7