SOCIAL SCIENCES

Developing critical thinking skills focusing on the study of society and the relationship among individuals within society, social studies explains the world in which we live by widening our perspectives and viewpoint of current events and human interactions and. Social Sciences ignites a curiosity about real-world issues and it helps us comprehend developments that are taking place in the world and understand our roles in shaping the future and strengthens personal confidence through collaboration and competition.

Subcategories: Education, Law, Human Rights, Philosophy, History, and Geography.

You are expected to do research on the theme of the year, “Leadership: Inspire the Change”, in the context of Social Sciences. You may find the recommended resources below.

The study resources contain several movies and videos to watch, books and articles to read, topics to research, and questions to sharpen your knowledge.

BOOK

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (1954)

FILMS

  • Whale Rider (2002)
  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

VIDEOS

  • Follow the Leader by Suli Breaks
  • Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe by Simon Sinek
  • The Explainer: What It Takes to be a Great Leader
  • Steve Jobs Leadership Skills Breakdown – How To Motivate People
  • How to Educate Leaders? Liberal Arts by Patrick Awuah
  • 3 Reasons Why We Can Win the Fight Against Poverty by Andrew Youn 
  • School Strike for Climate Change – Save the World by Changing the Rules by Greta Thunberg

ARTICLES & BLOGS

  • A Youth Leader by Hsin-Yi Cohen 
  • 3 Kinds of Leadership Styles Explained with Examples by Aastha Dogra
  • 8 Leadership Lessons From History by Margaret MacMillan
  • Why Leaders Should Learn Geography by Anne-Laure Freant
  • Why Leaders Should Think Like Teenagers by Simon Cohen
  • 12 Fictional Characters that Leaders Can Learn From by Shané Schutte
  • Nurturing Youth Leadership Skills at Home by Marilyn Price-Mitchell

RESEARCH TOPICS

Explore the following people:

  • Noam Chomsky
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Confucius

Thought-Provoking Questions

  • How would you define creativity? Please explain how you go about deciding that something/someone is creative.
  • Do you believe that each person has the capacity to be creative? Why?
  • In thinking about the things that you have created, is there something that you hated but the public may have loved – and perhaps purchased? How do you explain this?
  • Do you think that creativity is part of human nature or is it something that must be nurtured and learned?
  • Do you believe that it is important to be accepted by others as being creative or is just doing what you love to do enough to justify your work?
  • Do you believe that creativity and genius go hand in hand? What do you think about the commonly-held notion that creativity is linked to madness?
  • What benefits or problems might we expect with the cloning of highly creative individuals?
  • What happens to the mind of the learner when a teacher or a parent begins by asking instead of telling?

OTHER SUBJECT RESOURCES

Leadership: Inspire the Change” is the theme of the year 2019-2020! Owlypia has five main subjects and Common Ground.

Are You Ready For The Challenge?