The Social Sciences Learning Area is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.
Explore the different subjects and courses within the Social Sciences Learning Area below:
Junior Social Studies
In Junior Social Studies, students will learn that they are part of a global community. They will understand that people's actions have consequences for society and the environment. Students will develop an understanding of the economic world.
Senior business studies
In Business Studies,
In Economics students learn about the ways in which people participate in economic activities and about the consumption, production, and distribution of goods and services. They develop an understanding of their role in the economy and of how economic decisions affect individuals and communities. ?????
In Geography students learn about how people perceive, represent, interpret, and interact with places and environments. They come to understand the relationships that exist between people and the environment.
In History, students learn about past events, experiences, and actions and the changing ways in which these have been interpreted over time. This helps them to understand the past and the present and to imagine possible futures.