Future Focus: Sustainability, Citizenship, Enterprise and Globalisation : 9781442541399

Future Focus: Sustainability, Citizenship, Enterprise and Globalisation

 
Edition
 
1
ISBN
 
9781442541399
ISBN 10
 
1442541393
Published
 
23/05/2012
Published by
 
Pearson New Zealand
Pages
 
120
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$39.99
 
 
Title type
 
$11.49
 
 
Description

Today’s students are the citizens of the future who will have the responsibility of caring for the environment, feeding and caring for the world population, achieving sustainable life styles and ensuring a healthy planet for future generations to enjoy.

Future Focus provides a social studies/cross-curricula approach to the future that combines Future studies pedagogy with NZ curriculum understandings about globalisation, sustainability, citizenship and enterprise (NZC page 39). These important themes are explored through the topics of Human rights, Poverty, Hunger, Natural resources and Communities. Content is both international and specific to New Zealand, and activities are designed to develop all the Key competencies.

Click here to view Sample Pages online

While it is aimed at Year 9–10 students, this resource is rich enough to be extremely useable across a variety of age and year levels. It is also flexible enough to be studied in its entirety, or in part.

Future Focus concludes with an inquiry-based guided research project for self-managed study.

Table of contents

Introduction for teachers

Chapter 1  What’s my future?
A passion for prediction
Why do people think about the future?
What can our ideas about the future tell us?
How do people think about the future?

Chapter 2  Human rights
Introduction
Human rights
Non-human rights

Chapter 3 Poverty
Introduction
Poverty and inequality in the world today
Poverty and inequality in New Zealand today
What’s wrong with poverty and inequality?
Can we end poverty?
What causes poverty?
Economic systems that promote inequality
What alternatives to poverty exist?

Chapter 4  Hunger
Introduction
What causes hunger?
Alternatives to hunger

Chapter 5  Natural Resources
Introduction
Natural resources
Measuring our ecological footprint
Natural resource depletion
Looking for alternatives: Sustainable resource use

Chapter 6  Communities
Introduction
What is a community?
Why are communities important?
What threatens communities?
What protects communities?
Communities in the future

Chapter 7  Individual Research Project
Introduction
A project plan
Getting started on your research
Communicating your research
An essay planning guide
Reflecting on your research

Glossary

Author biography
Eve Tonkin is an experienced author and secondary English and Social studies teacher with a passion for open curriculum and student-led learning. Currently she is Principal at Timatanga Community School in Auckland.
Target audience
While it is aimed at Year 9–10 students, this resource is rich enough to be extremely useable across a variety of age and year levels.
Sample Pages
Click here to view sample pages online