Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

The study of human activity over time and in different places. Social Studies is about how societies work and how people can participate positively in their communities. In Social Studies we look at the past. This helps us to understand the present so we make wise and informed decisions for the future.

“He hokinga mahara he kawenga Mātauranga mo āpōpō.”

As we reflect on the past we carry today the knowledge of tomorrow.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Formal Writing - Students will learn to write formally in paragraphs and essay format.
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi - All students will learn to understand how Te Tiriti o Waitangi is responded to differently by people in different times. Students will have the opportunity to visit Waitangi. The bi-cultural partnerships are examined in depth. We also focus on the Local curriculum, looking at our local history in Whangarei. 
  • Research - How to plan, collect and evaluate quality sources of information. 
  • Human Rights - To understand how people seek and define human rights. Students learn about past and present contexts and learn to recognise their own human rights and why these are important. 
  • Perspectives - Exploring and explaining different perspectives.
  • Migration - To understand that people move between places and how this has consequences for the people and the places. This is examined with a present social issue or a past event.
  • Social Studies Skills - Interpreting information, developing knowledge and applying these skills in a range of contexts.
  • Environmental issues - exploring current environmental issues and possible solutions. Examining how people’s management of resources impacts on environmental and social sustainability. 

Resources Required

1B8 exercise book
Gluesticks, pens, pencils