Year 9 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Baird

Students will acknowledge 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 how modern developments have affected people at work.

Decisions, Decisions - Understanding how the NZ system of Government operates and impacts on the lives of citizens. This system of Government will be compared to others form the past and present day.
Getting a Fair Share - Understanding how resources are used globally and why some people have access to more than others. The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a key focus.
Pride of Place - Understanding how and why people pass on and sustain their culture and heritage.
The Changing World of Work - Beginning to investigate the World of Work, past and present and the challenges people have faced. Rights, responsibilities, innovation, and planning will be a focus.


Year 10 Business Studies, Year 10 Geography, Year 10 History, Year 10 Social Studies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1 x 1B8 exercise book, Marae Trip tbc

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry