Year 10 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Smith

This course covers Level 5 of the New Zealand Curriculum. The importance of Social Studies can not be underestimated. Students learn about contexts that are historic, current and future. In Social Studies students become critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens of Aotearoa/New Zealand. 

During this year, students will learn about: 

Nazi Germany: the ideas and actions of the Nazi Party and how these impacted on society and wider Europe. 

Human rights: both historical and current human rights issues around the world and how people seek to right the injustices.

Sustainability: how the current management of resources isn't sustainable, with a specific focus on climate change.

Current events. This forms an important part of the Social Studies programme making students aware of the local, national and global issues.

This course will prepare students for the NCEA Level One humanities subjects such as Geography and History.