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He aha te mea nui o te ao? (What is the most important thing in the world?)
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata (It is the people, it is the people, it is the people)

Social Studies

Head of Department

Felicity Speight, sp@otagogirls.school.nz

Year 9

Social Studies is about how societies work and how you can participate in your community as an active and responsible citizen.

 

In Social Studies you will look at social issues that relate to identity, culture, and organisation, and learn to take positive action.

 

You will investigate how individuals, communities, and societies respond to change.

 

Through the process of Social inquiry you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask questions, find and communicate information

  • Investigate different viewpoints and values

  • Identify solutions and make decisions about social action.

Sustainable Energy

Social Inquiry

Through the process of Social inquiry you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ask questions, find and communicate information

  • Investigate different viewpoints and values

  • Identify solutions and make decisions about social action.

World Peace

Four central themes:

  • Social organisation and culture

  • Place and environment

  • The Changing World

  • The Economic World

Group Hike

Year 9 Topics

  • Who are we? Identity

  • Civic, Citizenship and Political Literacy

  • Environment and Sustainability

  • Global Development                               

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