Crossing into the Unknown
Understand that events have causes and effects (L4)
‘Crossing into the Unknown’ examines ideas about refugees and Human Rights. It is designed to explore perspectives, values, and discrimination. It aims to develop an understanding of the impact of refugees from individuals, through to communities, countries and regions. Students will examine the responses to forced migration and the measures and strategies that have been adopted to address the impact and effects of movement, at different scales, by individuals, formal and informal groups. The unit will also look at the role of The Declaration of Human Rights and The Rights of the Child in attempting to address the issues associated with refugees.
This unit uses the current Syrian refugee crisis as a basis for a range of activities. The aim of this is to give the students a broader perspective of the situation. A number of the activities in the unit will also allow the development of the key competencies in particular relating to others as students should be encouraged to listen and respond to alternative points of view, values and perspectives. Ideas in this unit will challenge the students to reflect on their own values and the values of individuals and communities, in particular the varying levels of response from individuals, Governments, the UN and NGOs. Future focus issues associated with on-going issues for refugees such as improving the quality of life for refugees, and addressing the quota of refugees into More Economically Developed Countries including New Zealand and the disregard in some cases for the Declaration of Human Rights should be developed.
Key Competencies – a focus on the competencies that are critical to sustained learning and effective participation
Important links with the Principles and Values of the curriculum (Eg. Future Focus, values)
Key links to the Best Evidence Synthesis in Social Science (BES)
Essential skills that will support increase motivation and pathways into NCEA Social Sciences
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One assessment opportunity - this assesses the students’ conceptual understanding of the achievement objective.
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