Whanau Hobson

Big Question: How does conflict change the world we live in?


Rationale: Too often, conflicts carry a negative connotation in the minds of young people. They are thought of as undesirable and primarily associated with anger, sadness, and violence. For children to learn about conflict and how it affects others around them and themselves. To learn about change over time through different conflicts (positive/negative). Understanding what a conflict is and how it could create new opportunities for individuals.

Term 2 

Question: Should we be Changing Nature?

Rationale: The genetic engineering of animals/plants has increased significantly in recent years, and the use of this technology brings with it ethical issues, some of which relate to animal welfare — how an animal/plant is coping with the conditions in which it lives. These issues need to be considered by all stakeholders, including veterinarians, to ensure that all parties are aware of the ethical issues at stake and can make a valid contribution to the current debate regarding the creation and use of genetically engineered animals/plants.