Year 11 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

In 11 Social Studies, students explore current social issues and are encouraged to actively critique the world around them. This course focuses on people, rights, responsibilities and consequences of different interactions; it aims to develop students’ ability to think critically and write critically, and to forge a well-informed, knowledge based perspective.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Communication - communicating individual ideas and opinions relevant to differing contexts.
  • Human rights - what are these and why are these denied to some groups and individuals in society? Topics such as human trafficking and slavery are examined in depth in the past and present.
  • Information use - disseminating between fact and opinion, by using multiple sources of information.
  • Period poverty - how are women affected by inadequate access to sanitary products internationally and in Aotearoa?
  • Critical thinking - evaluating the connections between evidence and ideas, identifying patterns, and constructing knowledge.
  • Pasifika in Aotearoa - what were the Dawn Raids and how were Pasifika deliberately targeted by the Dawn Raids policy in the 1970s and 1980s? 
  • Creativity - exploring different solutions to the issues faced by individuals and groups in society.
  • Cults and religious communities - what these groups are, how and why these groups are created, and the reasons that people join these groups?

Year Levels/Departments:

Year 11, Social Studies

Resources Required

1B5 or 1B8 exercise book, pens