3SST

Level 3 Social Studies with Media Studies*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

In L3 Social Studies students will critically examine social and political issues in New Zealand and America. This internal course challenges students to think critically about society, the people in power and will help them to become informed citizens. Learning can be decided with the teacher as the year progresses and as social issues arise.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Critical Thinking Skills - to think critically about the people who are in positions of power and implications of this. How these people are represented in the media. Racism in societies, both nationally and overseas. 
  • Donald Trump’s presidency - the social and political issues that arose during this time in the White House. How he came to power and the ongoing social problems. 

  • Collaboration - Students will be encouraged to work in groups and contribute to class discussions. Be mindful and respectful of all opinions.
  • Black Lives Matter - The causes, the actions and the consequences of this social action on society from America to Aotearoa. How racism has been ingrained in society and how this issue can be addressed.

  • Communication Skills - to share your thoughts and listen to others.  To continue to develop both your written and verbal communication skills.
  • Aotearoa in the media - How Kiwi’s choose to represent ourselves in the media and the consequences of this. 


  • Additional context can be decided by students and the teacher. 

Resources Required

1B8 exercise book, gluesticks, pens

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91492 v2
NZQA Info
Media Studies 3.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the media representation of an aspect of New Zealand culture or society

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91597 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.2 - Conduct a critical social inquiry

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91599 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.4 - Examine personal involvement in a social action(s) that aims to influence policy change(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91600 v2
NZQA Info
Social Studies 3.5 - Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

4
4
4
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 16
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 19

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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