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OLYMPICS QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS FOR CHALLENGE TO SOCIETY LEVEL 3 SOCIAL STUDIES

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OLYMPICS QUESTIONS

  1. 1. The Olympics in China <ul><li>A Challenge to Society </li></ul>
  2. 2. Challenge to Society <ul><li>90690: Explain people’s responses to challenges facing society </li></ul><ul><li>Credits 5 </li></ul><ul><li>External </li></ul><ul><li>Practice: exam week </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Achievement: Explain people’s responses to challenges facing society </li></ul><ul><li>Merit: Examine people’s responses to challenges facing society </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence: Examine, in depth, people’s responses to challenges facing society </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>a) Examine in depth HOW and WHY individuals and/ or groups responded to challenges facing society </li></ul><ul><li>b) Examine in depth the significance of two or more different consequences for society of the ways people responded to the challenges (can be positive, negative, short term, long term) </li></ul><ul><li>Need concepts, viewpoints/worldviews, accurate and detailed examples to support each answer </li></ul>2006 paper
  5. 5. What is the challenge? <ul><li>The challenge is the Olympics being held in China </li></ul><ul><li>A challenge could be a difficulty/dispute/confrontation or problem </li></ul><ul><li>It can involve a challenge to people’s ideas/ideals/viewpoints and values </li></ul><ul><li>What challenges have been created by the holding of the Olympics in China? Consider what we have studied so far </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Challenge for who? <ul><li>What groups are challenged by the Olympics being held in China? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider: Countries/Areas/groups/individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Make a list of the people so far that have been challenged by the Olympics being held in China </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget the challenge to the Chinese government and people or to different groups in China </li></ul>
  7. 7. HOW and WHY <ul><li>We need to understand </li></ul><ul><li>a)HOW people have responded to the challenge of the Olympics being held in China </li></ul><ul><li>b) WHY they have responded in these ways ie what are the REASONS behind their response </li></ul><ul><li>Consider people you have already listed: HOW and WHY have they responded? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consequences <ul><li>What are consequences for society of the way people have responded: </li></ul><ul><li>Consider Positve Negative Long term Short term </li></ul><ul><li>What is the SIGNIFICANCE of these consequences? -how important might these be?? For whom? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Perspectives and Concepts <ul><li>Focus on different perspectives eg </li></ul><ul><li>-athletes/Olympic officials </li></ul><ul><li>the West/western governments </li></ul><ul><li>Human rights advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese government </li></ul><ul><li>members of Chinese minorities/families of prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>The Press </li></ul>
  10. 10. Concepts <ul><li>What concepts are you discussing?? </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Beliefs/Culture/Values </li></ul><ul><li>and lots more!!!! </li></ul>

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