Year 11 Social Studies - CSI Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Williams

Do you want to examine how individuals and groups promote social justice and human rights?
Are you interested in investigating fact versus opinion, multiple points of view and perspectives?

This course will explore real life contexts, current events and community connections.
It will develop students’ understanding of fairness and equity so they can grow and learn about the world.
Students will be engaged in moving from ideas to action, creating change and making a positive impact.

Contexts can be co constructed by staff and students, so are open to students interests and are flexible for current events/ issues.

Possible contexts are:  

  • Ethical fashion
  • Black Lives Matter                                              
  • Police brutality and protest.
  • Period poverty
  • Modern day slavery
  • Human trafficking
  • Anti-bullying
  • Guns in schools
  • Gloriavale
  • Fake news
  • Trump policies
  • Human rights
  • Current events and issues as they arise.

This course is designed to focus on the following 6 areas of deep learning; Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Citizenship, Character.

If you have any further questions on this course, you can speak to Mrs Williams Rm 43 or Miss Frew Rm 26

Disclaimer - This course is about crime scenes of social justice and human rights; it is NOT based on the "the who done it" investigative CSI TV programme.

Ethical fashion under the spotlight in New Zealand - The Register The problem with that new equity vs. equality cartoon you're ...  Period. End of Sentence. - Wikipedia Why Vegans Should Support the 'Black Lives Matter' Movement | PETA


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Contributions and Equipment

Own electronic laptop or notebook helpful
1B8 or 2B8 Exercise book,

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry

Pathway Tags

Lawyer, Curator, Journalist, Planner, District council, Nurse, Doctor, Historian, Environmental Officer, Primary Industries, Teacher, Politician, Researcher, Policy maker, Flight attendant, Administration, Environment, Public Relations Manager, Trades, Armed Forces, Broadcaster, Reporter, Librarian, Communications, Public Health, Social Worker, Retail Personal, Author