Who do you think you are?

  • Posted on: 28 January 2019
  • By: KateArmour
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This course is all about identity and runs for the whole of term one. It integrates social studies with some health and media studies. First we look at you, the individual. Who you are, where you’ve come from (whakapapa and family trees) and what you stand for (your values). We also look at how you are: making a link between identity, values and well-being.

We then shift our focus to examine what it means to be from Aotearoa New Zealand, in particular being young and living here, exploring historical events, influential people, values and stereotypes. Our final focus towards the end of term is on the changing face of Christchurch, the many cultures living here and the associated tensions and opportunities.

Skills:
-information gathering and presenting (mini-research project)
-values identification and continuums
-how to work collaboratively as a group
-maps and statistics
-debating
-you tell me?!

You'll need to bring a pen and an exercise book although you can complete written exercises on an electronic device if you prefer. Please bring your own device for internet research if you have one.