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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

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In pursuit of Venus


Look out for this new Venice Biennale digital learning resource, scheduled to launch in May 2017, focused on artist Lisa Reihana’s Emissaries exhibition. 
For more information read Venice Biennale Media Release – Dec 2016.


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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