ASHS Coursebook: 2SST (Level 2 Social Studies)

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Date:
21/07/2010
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What is this course about?

Senior Social Studies is about how societies work and how people can participate in their communities as informed, critical, active and responsible citizens.

You will examine the causes and effects of social issues that relate to identity, culture, and organisations and learn to take actions that may bring about social improvement. You also invetigate how individuals, comunities, and societies respond to change and how ideas about society develop over time. 

What will I learn?

Students will gain knowledge and skills to understand how communities and nations meet their responsibilities and exercise their rights in local, national, and global contexts. Understand how conflicts can arise from different cultural beliefs and ideas and be addressed in different ways with differing outcomes .


Senior Social Studies is about how societies work and how people can participate in their communities as informed, critical, active and responsible citizens.You will examine the causes and effects of social issues that relate to identity,


What sorts of things will I do?

Descibe how

  • how an aspect of society such as political, cultural, legal, iwitanga, haputanga or whanuatanga sytems or institutions affects people and the consequences of this on people.
  • how people's actions influence society to bring about change in society.
  • ways peopel can respond to values positions and reasons people choose particular responses to values postions.

Formulating a plan of social action in relation to a social issue and describe how the plan os social action will address the social issue. Develop a framework to conduct s social studies inquiry and evaluate aspects of the inquiry.

What standards can I enter?

Summary of standards:
NCEA Level: Standard Number: Name of standard: Version Number: Credits: Assessment:
2
AS 90271 (2.1)
Describe the effect of an aspect of society on people
2
5
External
2
AS 90272 (2.2)
Describe how people's actions influence society
2
5
External
2
AS 90273 (2.3)
Conduct an advanced social science inquiry
2
6
Internal
2
AS 90274 (2.4)
Describe responses to values position(s)
2
4
Internal
2
AS 90275 (2.5)
Plan social action in relation to a social issue
2
4
Internal
  The course will be assessed from a selection of the above standards.
Total available credits:

24


Frequently asked questions:

Are there any costs for this course?

Class trips may incur a charge for transport and entry fees.