Level 1 Social Justice Studies (SOS102)

SOS102
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Peszynski

This Social Sciences course focuses on the theme of social justice and  is designed to explore the meaning of social justice in historical and contemporary instances where individuals and societies have sought to change society for the better.  There are strong links to Catholic Social teaching while exploring current injustices in our community, country and globally and students have the opportunity to explore a current response to a social issue such as climate change, fair trade, poverty.

Historical injustice centres around the exploration of past racial injustices experienced in the 20th century USA and New Zealand and the ways in which individuals and communities sought to make change.  Clear links are made between past and present such as between the Black Civil Rights Movement in the USA and the recent Black Lives Matter movement worldwide.   Students have the chance to critically evaluate actual and possible solutions to injustice.  

This is an integrated course where students complete 16 credits (8 internal, 8 external) from History, Art History and Social Studies subject areas.

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March on Washington, 1963                                                        George Floyd Protests, 2020


Pathway

Level 2 Greek Heroes and the Rise of Rome (SOS206), Level 2 Mega Cities and Mountains (SOS203), Level 2 Our Pacific Neighbours (SOS201)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B8 exercise book OR Ringbinder and refill OR Clearfile if using device for notetaking
Fieldtrips: $15 approx


Recommended Prior Learning

Students will be required to work more independently and at a higher level than in regular Social Science classes, and contribute regularly to class discussions.  This course is designed for students who achieved Merit and/or Excellence across their Year 10 subjects.  You may like to discuss this with the Co - HOD of Social Sciences , Ms Baird or Mrs Peszynski.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91003 v3 History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91005 v3 History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91017 v3 Art History 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of links between context(s) and art works
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91043 v2 Social Studies 1.5 - Describe a social justice and human rights action
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 16 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.