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Modern Studies S1 Course Plan 18/19

 

 

  • Curriculum Area:

    Modern Studies August-September

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Level 2

    • Compares and contrasts the lifestyle and culture
      of the citizens of Scotland as compared to the citizens
      of another country.
    • Describes the basic needs of human beings.

    Activity

    Introduction to Modern Studies

    Rights and Responsibilities: Make your own country

    • Cooperative task
    • Create a new society
    • Learn about the role of Laws in a society
  • Curriculum Area:

    Modern Studies September -Oct

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Level 2

    • Describes the main features of a democracy

    Activity

    Living in a Democracy

    Intro to the Scottish parliament

    • Where it is
    • What it does
    • Visit to the Scottish Parliament
  • Curriculum Area:

    Modern Studies October-December

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Level 2

    • Describes the main features of a democracy.
    • Identifies links between rights and responsibilities.
    • Presents information (in any preferred form) about the features of local, national or European elections and discusses the work of the appropriate representative.

    Activity

    Representation

    • What does it mean : In School
    • Role of the Pupil council
    • Work of MSPs
    • Constituencies
    • Political parties
    • How to contact MSPs
    • Mock Election
    • Visit from a local representative
  • Curriculum Area:

    Modern Studies January-April

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Level 2

    • Provides a basic explanation as to how the needs
      of a particular group within the local community
      can be supported, using relevant examples.
    • Uses evidence to form a valid opinion of the impact of discrimination or prejudice on people’s lives, for example, racism or the effect of immigration.
    • Discusses in any form at least three issues related to cultures, values and customs in our society, for example, the role of family, traditions and gender stereotyping.

    Level 3

    • Provides at least two simple  explanations as to why
      a selected group might experience inequality, for example gender, race/ethnicity, age, disability.
    • Makes two or more reasoned suggestions of ways in which this inequality might be addressed.

    Activity

    Stereotypes/prejudice and discrimination

    • Inequalities in the UK
    • Gender
    • Causes, Impacts and solutions
  • Curriculum Area:

    Modern Studies April-May

    Curriculum for Excellence ‘Benchmark’

    Level 2

    • Compares and contrasts the lifestyle and culture
      of the citizens of Scotland as compared to the citizens
      of another country.
    • Describes the basic needs of human beings.

    Activity

    Rights of the Child

    • Revisit human rights and the rights of the Child
    • Prep for move into S2