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LEVEL 1 DEMOCRACY LIBERTY AND JUSTICE   1DLJ   

What is this course about? We  live  in  a  complex  and  connected  world.  In  order  to  be  confident,  contributing citizens, we need to understand  what society is and how it functions. We need to know about politics, we need to know about the law, and we need  to  understand  how  global  relationships  (between  individuals,  countries,  and  businesses)  affect  our  lives.  This  course  will  help  students  to  think  critically  about  the  world  around  them.  We will consider questions such as: How  do  I  figure  out  who  to  vote  for?  What  does  our  government  do?  Who  decides  whether  justice  has  been  served?  Should  we  punish  criminals  in  order  to  prevent  crime  or  should  we  punish  criminals  in  order  to rehabilitate them?  How can we be involved in developing third world countries? How do we work towards a more peaceful world?  

What sorts of things will I do? We will use critical thinking skills to consider important questions about our social world. We will research, debate,  and analyse issues of politics, law, and globalisation. Students will be asked to develop researching and debating  skills, and will have the opportunity to develop important literacy skills.  

What standards can I enter? NCEA  Level 

Standard Number 

Name of standard

Version number 

Credits

Assessment

Approximate assessment  date 

1

AS90053  

Produce formal writing  

5

3

Internal - L

Term 1

1  

AS90857  

Construct and deliver an oral text  

2

3

Internal - L

Term 2

1

AS91042

Report on a personal involvement in a social justice and human rights  action  

3

4

Internal - L

Term 3

1

AS90853  

Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s) 

2

4

Internal - L

Term 3  

1

AS91041*

Describe the consequences of cultural changes  

3

4

External - L

Term 4

1

AS91039*

Describe how cultures change

3

4

External - L

Term 4

* Students will choose to complete either 91041 or 91039 (or both) in consultation with their subject teacher and tutor.      

Note: L - L1 literacy

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ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

ASHS Course Booklet 2020  

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