SOCIAL STUDIES SUBJECT CURRICULUM (SAF1-03)

Competence aims after Year Level 10

The Researcher

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • formulate questions about social conditions, plan and carry out a survey and discuss and elaborate on the findings and results from the survey, orally and in writing
  • use concepts from the social sciences in academic discussions and presentations using different kinds of digital tools and build further on contributions from others
  • use statistical sources to calculate and describe tendencies and variations in social science debates, and evaluate whether the statistics provide credible information
  • show how incidents can be presented in different manners and discuss how special interests and ideologies can cloud one’s view about what was experienced of fact and truth
  • reflect on social science questions using information from different digital and printed sources and discuss the objectives and relevance of one’s sources
  • identify social science arguments, facts and assertions in social debates on Internet, evaluate these critically and evaluate rights and consequences of publishing something on Internet
  • create stories about people from different societies in the past and present and show how their living conditions and values influenced their thoughts and actions
  • write social science texts with precise use of terminology, provide the reasoning and grounds for one’s conclusions and refer to sources

History

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • find examples of events that have helped shape modern Norway, and reflect on how society might have been different if these events had developed differently
  • discuss and elaborate on the ideal of human dignity, discrimination and the development of racism from a historical perspective with a view to the present
  • present the main characteristics of the history and culture of the Sami people from the mid-1800s up to the present, and discuss and elaborate on the consequences of the Norwegian policy of Norwegianisation and the Sami people’s fight for their rights
  • present important features of developments in Norwegian history in the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s and explain how these influenced the society we have today
  • explain the emergence of the welfare state and describe characteristics of modern Norway
  • explain technological and social changes due to the industrial revolution
  • discuss and elaborate on the ideas and forces that led to the American struggle for freedom and the French revolution, and the consequences these had for the development of democracy in Norway
  • elaborate on imperialism and provide examples of de-colonisation
  • discuss and elaborate on the causes and effects of the key international conflicts of the 1900s and 2000s
  • discuss and elaborate on important changes in society in recent times and reflect on how today's society opens to new changes

Geography

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • locate and document overviews of main geographic characteristics of the world and compare different countries and regions
  • read, interpret and use printed and digital maps, and be able to use and read scales and legends on a map
  • explain the basic forces of nature focusing on internal and external forces on earth, movement in air masses, circulation of water, weather, climate and vegetation, and discuss and elaborate on the relationship between nature and society
  • describe and explain natural and cultural landscapes in the local community
  • investigate how people exploit natural resources, other resources and technology in Norway and other countries around the world, and discuss the premises for sustainable development
  • investigate and discuss the use and misuse of resources, consequences this might have for the environment and society, and conflicts this can create locally and globally
  • compare size, structure and growth of populations and analyse population trends, urbanisation and migration in modern times
  • map out variations in living conditions in different parts of the world, explain the main difference between being poor and being rich, and discuss and elaborate on measures that can lessen this difference

Civic life

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • give an account of how different political parties present different values and interests, connect this to current social science issues and argue one's own point of view
  • give an account of political institutions in Norway and compare them with institutions in other countries
  • explain what cooperation, participation and democracy mean on a national, local, organizational and educational scale
  • give an account of the main principles of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the most essential UN Conventions (such as the ILO Convention concerning the rights of indigenous peoples), explain how these are laid down in legislation and discuss and elaborate on the consequences of violating human rights
  • explain how opinions aobut love and sexuality can vary in and among cultures
  • analyse gender roles as they are portrayed through sexuality and explain the difference between desired sexual contact and sexual assault
  • discuss how crimes are dealt with and discuss the reasons for and consequences of crime, and explain how a state governed by law functions
  • give an account of the concepts of attitude, prejudice and racism and evaluate how attitudes can be influenced and how the individual and society can counteract prejudice and racism
  • explain and discuss cultural variations and elaborate on the opportunities and challenges in multicultural communities
  • describe how consumer patterns have developed in Norway and elaborate on consumer rights
  • describe the development and consequences of using tobacco and narcotics in Norway and discuss attitudes to intoxicants
  • describe the main characteristics of the Norwegian economy and how our economy is connected to the global economy

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