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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


Venice Biennale and Lisa Reihana learning resource

This digital resource has been produced to support learning about New Zealand's involvement in the international contemporary art exhibition Venice Biennale, and the works of New Zealand's 2017 exhibitor Lisa Reihana.

The year 9–13 resource provides a set of multimedia and curriculum-driven visual arts and social sciences teaching units.

The resource is a collaboration between Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, with support from  Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
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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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 This website has been developed
  to support:

SocCon 2017

Registration is open for  
NZ Social Sciences conference
SocCon 2017:
Developing Global Citizens!
Napier 4–6 October   
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