The company of animals: A social studies enquiry into ‘pet’-keeping

Year 11 Year 12 Skill Level 2.2 Skill Level 2.4 Skill Level 1.2 NCEA AS91280 NCEA AS91282 NCEA AS91040

Key Competencies:

Conduct a social inquiry

Conduct a reflective social inquiry

Describe personal involvement in a social action related to rights and responsibilities


Conduct independent research into the ways in which contemporary ‘pet’-keeping affects people’s identity, social roles and responsibilities, and ideas about animal rights.

Social Studies
Social justice Animal rights Animal sentience
Key Competencies
Social inquiry Social justice