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Welcome to Social Sciences Online
Social Sciences Online is the website for teachers of social sciences in New Zealand.
"The social sciences learning area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens."
The New Zealand Curriculum, 2007
In 2014, as part of a five-year cycle, the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA) assessed student achievement at year 4 and year 8 in two areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) – English: reading and social studies.
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The national curriculum includes:
Find out more about social sciences in the New Zealand curriculum.
Social studies is the foundation, integrating subject for this learning area at levels 1–5.
In this section: