Year 9 Legal Studies

LENGTH OF COURSE: Semester Only

ASSUMED BACKGROUND: Nil

CURRICULUM CHARGES: Nil

CONTENT
Course content will be a selection of the following:

Rebuilding a Dystopian Society:
Students will be challenged to create their own political society, forming party’s representative of a range of opinions and exploring the structure of government and the role of political parties in making change.

Crime & Justice:
Students will inspect tales of crime and justice in Australia, involving stories of criminal behaviour, law enforcement, and the pursuit of justice Down Under. Students will gain an understanding of the justice system and be challenged to create their own rules and laws, while exploring the roles of victims, witnesses, accused criminals and the judiciary.

Law & Order:
Students will delve into the world of legal issues and police practices within Australia’s law enforcement system and reflect on major legal issues in society, selecting topics of personal interest. They will investigate the role of the South Australian Police (SAPOL) and make authentic links to the local council.

ASSESSMENT TYPES

Creative Tasks:
Developing political Parties within a Dystopian Society with Role Play

Reflection Tasks:
Investigating an Australian Criminal Case and looking into the role of SAPOL

Inquiry Task:
Students inquire into a Legal Issue of personal interest