Poisoning paradise - The 1080 Poison controversy

  • Posted on: 30 January 2020
  • By: CraigPerry
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This is a Level 2/3 NCEA course. The focus for all of term one is about explaining the controversy around the aerial use of 1080 poison in New Zealand (for L3 students, this may be a different context and managed through Te Kura - correspondence school depending on numbers of students)

Note that this course will run over all of term 1. Assessment comes from AS91245 Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue. 3 Credits.

Over the year, the planned focus for this course is to grow our knowledge of peoples rights, responsibilities and how people interact with the environment. We have a raft of NCEA standards we can co-create this courses from depending on student interest as we move through the year. These include internally assessed standards like: Describe a social action that enables communities to meet responsibilities and exercise rights (4 credits), Geographic research (5 credits), Describe personal involvement in a social action (5 credits),

And external examinations like: Geographic skills (4 Credits), Explain a natural landscape (4 Credits)

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