Year 9 Social Studies

The course selection for the current academic year is complete. Online course selection is not available.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Baird

Students will investigate the diverse cultures of Aotearoa/New Zealand, consider their heritage as individuals in our society, the special place and values of Maori and other cultures that give our country its unique character and national identity. We investigate decisions about resources and sustainability, how different systems of government are organised and impact people's lives, and how modern developments have affected people at work. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be  a Global Citizen, and how they can take part in their own society as informed individuals.

Themes will cover aspects of Level 4 and 5 of the NZ Curriculum.

Themes for 2021:

Theme One - Our Place in the World

Theme Two - Actions and Reactions

Theme Three - Preparing for the Future

Assessment tasks will take a variety of forms including tests, research projects, creative model making, pair activities and posters.

Social Sciences skills will be taught during the year such as essay writing, conducting research, creating timelines, interpreting political cartoons, creating maps, and understanding where places and land forms are found. Current Events Quizzes will also take place on a regular basis.

A field trip to Koraunui Marae in Stokes Valley in Term 4 is a key part of the Social Studies Program.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B8 exercise book, Marae Trip tbc

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry