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Refreshed social sciences

Social sciences is the first learning area to be refreshed as part of the wider refresh of The New Zealand Curriculum, and has been released ready for you to explore.

See – Refreshed social sciences learning area

Social sciences is structured in the Understand, Know, Do elements and progress outcomes for each phase of learning.

A range of guidance and resources are being developed to support the implementation of the refreshed social sciences learning area and they will become available later this year and into early 2023. These resources will complement the ANZH resources available at Aotearoa NZ's Histories – Resources

Keep an eye out on this page for updates and resources!

  

Social sciences and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories

The new Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories (ANZH) content (released earlier this year) is integrated into the refreshed social sciences learning area.

There is a requirement for schools and kura to implement the ANZH content at the beginning of 2023. However, the requirement for implementation of the rest of the refreshed curriculum is the beginning of 2026. This means the social sciences content is available for you to explore in the meantime.    

Together, Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories within the refreshed social sciences learning area encourage ākonga to be critical citizens – learning about the past to understand the present and prepare for the future.   

  

Social sciences and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and social sciences 2007

The diagram below helps you understand, embed, and sustain Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories, alongside the existing social sciences national curriculum statement.

  

Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories and social sciences 2007.

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