9SST

Year 9 Social Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Queree

Skills
In Social Studies students develop their knowledge and skills to better understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and will work in. It also develops their skills to engage critically with societal issues and evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political and environmental practices.

Content
In Year 9 and 10 Social Studies students will learn about people, places, cultures, histories, and the economic world, within and beyond New Zealand. They will develop understandings about how societies are organised and function and how the ways in which people and communities respond are shaped by different perspectives, values and viewpoints. Students will also be encouraged to develop their own skills against the 5 Key Competencies of Thinking; Relating to others; Using language, symbols and texts; Managing self; and Participating and Contributing as identified in the New Zealand Curriculum.

Topics will include Social Science Skills, Disasters, Tourism and the Ancient World


Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

If possible a school recommended device is advised as much of the work is web based. If unsure please speak to the school.

Recommended Prior Learning

THIS SUBJECT IS COMPULSORY