9SST
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Year 9 Social Studies - Full Year

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Knight

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:

Social Studies develops the essential skills common to all Curricula through the processes of inquiry, values exploration, key competencies and social decision making and action. The Year 9 theme of work is, "Our Place in the World" and units of work cover societies today and in the past, from around the world.

The topics (which may change slightly) include:

  • Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories
  • World Famous in New Zealand
  • Challenges and Crises
  • Extreme Natural Events and Pandemics
  • Government
  • Today and Tomorrow’s World (Current Events) 
  • Making a change – Social Action
  • Fair Trade

 

METHODS OF LEARNING:

Learning takes place using a variety of resources including text books, newspapers and magazines, library resources, documentaries, computers and visual materials. Homework includes individual research topics and current events.

 

WHERE DOES THE SUBJECT LEAD:

Social Studies aims to enable students to participate in a changing society as informed confident and responsible citizens and leads to any career requiring communication skills.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 9 Social Studies is a core subject for four periods per week.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A BYOD device is recommended for this course

Pathway