Year 12 Social Studies

12SST
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: G. Williams

Are you interested in...  

  • Why cultures clash with each other? What are the effects of this conflict? What could be done to resolve it? 
  • Taking action – supporting people in our own and other communities. What are their challenges and how can we help?        
  • Examining social actions that enable communities or nations to meet their responsibilities and exercise their rights.            
  • Questioning, thinking critically and reflecting on what exists in society.  

This course will build on your interest in social issues, your desire to improve society, and continue to develop your social conscience. The course will focus on how communities and nations meet and exercise their rights and responsibilities. You will also develop a deeper understanding of values and of peoples' perspectives, as well as cultural beliefs and cultural conflict. 

Contexts can be co-constructed by staff and students, so are open to students' interests and are flexible for current events/ issues. The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

Possible contexts could include: 

  • Immunisation Debate
  • NZ Cannabis Debate
  • Ihaumatau Perspectives
  • Poverty in our community/ NZ
  • Refugee crisis
  • Conflict in the Middle East and the effect it has on the people
  • Black Lives matter - impact on people in NZ
  • Removing NZ Colonial Statues 
  • Conflict over clean, green NZ
  • Conflict arising over consumer needs and wants 
  • Right to a living wage
  • Youth mental health
  • The use of the death penalty
  • US Gun Debate
  • Animal rights and animal psychology - African animal poaching
  • Cultural Conflict- North vs South Korea

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 questions on this course please speak to Mrs Williams Rm 43 or Miss Frew Rm 26.



Pathway

Year 13 Social Studies

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91279 v2 Social Studies 2.1 - Demonstrate understanding of conflict(s) arising from different cultural beliefs and ideas
2
E
4
Y
A.S. 91280 v2 Social Studies 2.2 - Conduct a reflective social inquiry
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91282 v2 Social Studies 2.4 - Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91283 v2 Social Studies 2.5 - Describe a social action that enables communities and/or nations to meet responsibilities and exercise rights
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.