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Not for ourselves alone

Curriculum 2023

Society and Culture

 

Subject Name Society and Culture
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Society and Culture
Staff Contact Heath Masters
heath.masters30@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

Students explore and analyse the interactions of people, societies, cultures and environments. Students learn about the ways in which societies constantly change and are affected by social, political, historical, environmental, economic and cultural factors. They investigate the ways in which people function in groups and communicate within and across cultural groups.  

Society and Culture give students critical insight into the significance of factors such as gender, ethnicity, racism, class, and power structures that affect the lives and identities of individuals and groups. They develop the skills to critically analyse a range of viewpoints about people, societies, and issues; understand the diversity within and across societies; and extend their awareness of the connections between, and the interdependence of, societies and cultures. 

Assessment

Source Analysis  50%

  • Report: Youth Culture - 800 words OR multimodal presentation - 800 words or equivalent
  • Report: Cultural Differences - 800 words OR Group Task: Global Environmental Issue - 800 words or equivalent multimodal presentation
  • Multimodal Presentation: Refugee and migrant experiences and contributions - 800 words or equivalent
Group Activity  25%
  • Group Task: Human Rights Issue - 750-word collaborative multimodal presentation
Investigation  25%
  • Investigation: Free choice topic negotiated with the teacher - 1000 words or equivalent

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