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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



2018 NMSSA Applications open for teacher assessors

In Term 3 2018, NMSSA (National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement), will be assessing Year 4 and 8 students in mathematics and statistics, and social studies. Applications are now open for highly-effective and committed teachers to implement the assessment programme (11 positions nationwide).
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2018 Census resources for Primary and Intermediate schools

Stats NZ have produced these 2018 Census Support Resources to support the online census being held on March 6. They include resources for Primary and Intermediate schools in English and te reo Māori, with activities that provide students with opportunities to learn more about the census by seeing the relevance of the data generated in their own lives, and by being able to talk about data and the census at school and at home.
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The national curriculum includes:

Find out more about social sciences in the New Zealand curriculum.

Social studies

 Years 110

Social studies is the foundation, integrating subject for this learning area at levels 1–5.

In this section:

Senior secondary

 Years 1113

At levels 6–8, social sciences includes (but is not limited to):

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