Social Studies - annotated exemplars level 1 AS91042

Report on personal involvement in social justice and human rights action (1.4)

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This annotated exemplar is intended for teacher use only. The student work shown does not always represent a complete sample of what is required. Selected extracts are used, focused on the grade boundaries, in order to assist assessors to make judgements at the national standard.

Low Excellence

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Student work extract

Student 1 (PDF, 58KB)

For Excellence, the student needs to comprehensively report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • a reflection on personal involvement that includes alternative and/or additional actions
  • an evaluation of the effectiveness of these alternative and/or additional actions.

The student has reflected on personal involvement, explaining that they did a good job of raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues by bringing in a speaker from Rainbow Youth to talk to their Social Studies class. They also thought that their involvement was effective because they were polite in all forms of communication (1).

The student has included alternative actions such as getting the speaker for a whole assembly instead of just the Social Studies class (2).

The student has provided a brief evaluation of the effectiveness of the alternative action of getting the speaker into assembly by suggesting that more people would have been educated about the LGBTQ+ community (3).

For a more secure Excellence, the student could provide more evidence of an evaluation of the effectiveness of the alternative and additional actions.

High Merit

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Student 2 (PDF, 57KB)

For Merit, the student needs to report in-depth on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • personal reasons for involvement
  • an evaluation of personal involvement.

The student has reported on their personal reasons for their involvement such as getting involved because they wanted others to feel accepted at school (1).

The student has evaluated their personal involvement, stating that they did a good job by keeping focussed on the issue and helping others to learn more about the issue (2).

To reach Excellence, the student could provide further explanation of the reflection on personal involvement that includes alternative and/or additional actions, as well as providing an evaluation of the effectiveness of these alternative and/or additional actions.

Low Merit

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Student 3 (PDF, 56KB)

For Merit, the student needs to report in-depth on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • personal reasons for involvement
  • an evaluation of personal involvement.

The student has reported on their personal reasons for their involvement in the LBGQT+ cause (1).

The student has evaluated their personal involvement, stating that they did a good job by keeping focussed on the issue and helping others to learn more about the issue (2).

For a more secure Merit, the student could provide further explanation of their personal reason for their involvement in the social action.

High Achieved

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Student 4 (PDF, 101KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • using social studies concepts
  • identifying the issue and providing background information, including the intended purpose of the action
  • describing how the social action promotes social justice and human rights
  • giving an account of personal involvement in the social justice and human rights action.

The student has identified the issue of poverty and hunger in Aotearoa (1).

The student has provided background information including the intended purpose of the action (2).

The student has used social studies concepts (3).

The student has described how KidsCan promotes social justice and human rights (4).

The student has given an account of their personal involvement in the action, which involved doing a can drive and raising money for KidsCan (5).

To reach Merit, the student could provide personal reasons for their involvement,and an evaluation of personal involvement.

Low Achieved

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Student 5 (PDF, 100KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • using social studies concepts
  • identifying the issue and providing background information, including the intended purpose of the action
  • describing how the social action promotes social justice and human rights
  • giving an account of personal involvement in the social justice and human rights action.

The student has identified the issue of poverty and hunger in Aotearoa (1).

The student has provided some background information including the intended purpose of the action (2).

The student has used social studies concepts (3).

The student has briefly described how KidsCan promotes social justice and human rights (4).

The student has given an account of their personal involvement in the action, which involved doing a can drive and raising money for KidsCan (5).

For a more secure Achieved, the student could provide further background information on the action including the intended purpose. They could also further explain how KidsCan promotes social justice and human rights.

High Not Achieved

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Student 6 (PDF, 86KB)

For Achieved, the student needs to report on personal involvement in a social justice and human rights action.

This involves:

  • using social studies concepts
  • identifying the issue and providing background information, including the intended purpose of the action
  • describing how the social action promotes social justice and human rights
  • giving an account of personal involvement in the social justice and human rights action.

The student has partially identified the issue of poverty and hunger in Aotearoa (1).

The student has used some social studies concepts (2).

The student has partially described how KidsCan promotes social justice (3).

The student has given an account of their personal involvement in the action, which involved doing a can drive and raising money for KidsCan (4).

To reach Achieved, the student could use more social studies concepts, and provide background information including the intended purpose of the action.

In addition, the student could provide more information about how KidsCan promotes social justice and human rights.

 
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