This content is designed to assist teachers and students studying the justice system. It has links to the social studies curriculum. The ideas for teachers provide a framework for students to gain the knowledge, skills and experience outlined in the achievement objectives below.
The activities and the content in this section of the website may align with other big ideas /concepts, such as human rights (Level 5), social justice (Level 6), and government (Levels 5-8). The activities can be adapted to suit the needs of students working at levels 3 - 4 of the New Zealand Curriculum.
Students studying the justice system will gain knowledge, skills and experience to:
Other social science concepts that link in with the content provided on this website are: organisation, democracy, government systems, rights, responsibilities, authority, community, society, roles, participation, and social action.
Key competencies students can learn from this content are: thinking, using language, managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing.
Understanding in relation to the achievement of objectives can be developed through a range of approaches. For instance using a social inquiry approach, students:
Teachers could also use the Social Inquiry Interactive Planner (external link) to develop the unit further.
Elements on the website could also be used to support the study of systems of government and how nations set up institutions to protect their citizens.
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