SOCIAL STUDIES SUBJECT CURRICULUM (SAF1-03)

Competence aims after Year Level 7

The Researcher

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • formulate questions related to the social sciences, recommend possible explanations and illustrate questions through investigation
  • discuss social science themes with respect for the viewpoints of others, use relevant terminology from the field and distinguish between opinion and fact
  • read texts about human beings that lived under different conditions and discuss and elaborate on why they thought, acted and experienced events differently
  • situate a series of historical incidents in perspective and from a modern viewpoint along a timeline on a map
  • carry out and present investigations that require counting and reckoning by using information from tables and diagrams
  • find and use information about social sciences when searching through digital sources, evaluate one’s findings and comply with the rules for netiquette
  • use digital tools to present work in the social sciences and comply with the rules for personal data protection and copyright
  • write social science texts using relevant terminology and a number of sources

History

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • tell others about the main characteristics of social development in Norway from the Viking period and to the end of the Danish-dominated period, and explain in detail a key topic from this period
  • give an account of how the Nordic states and Russia established the borders between them along the Northern Cap until the first half of the 1800s and give an account of how this affected the culture and living conditions of the Sami people and their relationship at this time with these states
  • elaborate on which national minorities exist in Norway and describe the main characteristics of the history and living conditions of these minorities
  • describe the living conditions and social development of women and men regarding gender equality in Norway
  • situate previous river cultures along a timeline and on a map and present the central characteristics of these cultures
  • examine Greek and Roman communities in antiquity and find examples of how their cultures have influenced our own period of history
  • elaborate on central characteristics of the following epochs: the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Enlightenment in Europe and discuss reasons for this division into periods
  • use historical maps and present trips of discovery and exploration made by Europeans, describe cultural encounters and how the different cultures perceived these encounters

Geography

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • use an atlas, find information from printed thematic maps and digital map services and locate neighbouring municipalities, counties in Norway, the traditional Sami areas and the largest countries in the world on a map
  • register and interpret traces left by the Ice Age in the place where one lives and explain what the Ice Age meant to the formation of the terrain and the country as a whole
  • explain relations between natural resources, industry, settlements and living conditions
  • compare and show similarities and differences between countries in Europe and countries in other regions of the world
  • give an account of climatic and vegetation zones around the world and how humans exploit these
  • explain how production and consumption can destroy ecosystems and pollute soil, water and air, and discuss and elaborate on how this might be prevented and repaired
  • describe how we in Norway use resources from other regions of the world
  • register refugee flows, explain why some people flee from their country of origin, and discuss how it might feel to arrive in a foreign country as a refugee

Civic life

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to
  • give examples of and discuss how commercial influences from different media can affect consumer habits and personal economy
  • converse about love and respect, variations of sexual orientation, married life and family, and discuss the consequences of a lack of respect for our differences
  • describe the roles in one's own life and examine the expectations that come with these roles
  • give examples of how gender roles and sexuality are presented in different media and discuss the different expectations this can create
  • discuss and elaborate on issues about the use and abuse of alcohol and other substance abuse
  • elaborate on what a society is, and reflect upon why people seek to come together in communities
  • give an account of the most important institutions of power in Norway and their main responsibilities, and discuss the differences between living in a democracy versus living in a undemocratic society
  • give an account of what a political party is, and discuss some main differences between the political parties in Norway
  • give an account of the opportunities, obligations and rights that children and adolescents have
  • provide examples of different cultural symbols and give an account of what we mean by the concepts of identity and culture
  • elaborate on the main characteristics of the Sami society today
  • present a modern societal conflict and discuss and elaborate on recommended solutions
  • discuss the objectives of the United Nations and other international collaborations, including cooperation and work by indigenous peoples, and explain the role Norway plays in such cooperation and cooperation

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