Lesson Plans: Animal Rights, Human Values, Social Action

Social Studies NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3


Humans and Animals, Rights and Wrongs
AS91040 (Previously AS90217) Level 1.2 Conduct a social inquiry
AS91041 (Previously AS90218) Level 1.3 Describe the consequences of cultural change(s)
AS91043 (Previously AS90219) Level 1.5 Describe a social justice and human rights action
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Making a Difference: Animal Rights and Social Action
AS91040 (Previously AS90217) Level 1.2 Conduct a social inquiry
AS91041 (Previously AS90218) Level 1.3 Describe the consequences of cultural change(s)
AS91043 (Previously AS90219) Level 1.5 Describe a social justice and human rights action
AS91282 (Previously AS90275) Level 2.4 Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
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The Company of Animals: A Social Studies Enquiry into 'Pet'-Keeping (Year 10-11)
AS91040 (Previously AS90217) Level 1.2 Conduct a social inquiry
AS91041 (Previously AS90218) Level 1.3 Describe the consequences of cultural change(s)
AS91043 (Previously AS90219) Level 1.5 Describe a social justice and human rights action
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"We Owe it to the Animals to Help Them": Social Action and Social Identity (Year 11-12)
AS91040 (Previously AS90217) Level 1.2 Conduct a social inquiry
AS91041 (Previously AS90218) Level 1.3 Describe the consequences of cultural change(s)
AS91043 (Previously AS90219) Level 1.5 Describe a social justice and human rights action
AS91280 (Previously AS90273) Level 2.2 Conduct a reflective social inquiry
AS91282 (Previously AS90275) Level 2.4 Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
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"Can They Suffer?": The History of Animal Rights (Year 12-13)
AS91280 (Previously AS90273) Level 2.2 Conduct a reflective social inquiry
AS91282 (Previously AS90275) Level 2.4 Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
AS91600 (PreviouslyAS90693) Level 3.5 Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)
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Animal Factories: Industrialisation and its Effects on Human-Animal Relations (Year 12-13)
AS91280 (Previously AS90273) Level 2.2 Conduct a reflective social inquiry
AS91282 (Previously AS90275) Level 2.4 Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities
AS91597 (Previously AS90692) Level 3.2 Conduct a critical social inquiry
AS91600 (PreviouslyAS90693) Level 3.5 Examine a campaign of social action(s) to influence policy change(s)
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