Social Science Year 9
Social Science Year 9 (Full Year) (9SSC)
Social Science in Year 9 is made up of three modules. The modules cover Economics, History, and Geography. Students look at the environment, interactions within society and human perspectives.
Economics: Students study the ways in which people participate in economic activities. They learn about consumption, production and distribution.
• The world of Economics.
• How economic and social factors influence the ability of people to get resources, goods and services.
• The government’s role in economic decision-making.
Geography: Students study the ways in which people perceive, represent, interpret and interact with places and environment.
• Going to Extremes – investigations into how some of the more significant environments are formed and the human impacts.
• Pasifika – the significance of culture to some of our nearest neighbours and the effects of migration.
• Crossing into the Unknown – exploring conflict, migration and refugees.
History: Students study past experiences, events, and actions. They investigate how interpretations of historical events change over time.
• The historical origin of New Zealand.
• Historical crises in New Zealand and abroad.
• Inquiry skills.
The assessment will be in the form of an end-of-unit test. Students will have to complete a social inquiry, which involves students collecting and analyzing information. Students will then examine different value-positions and come to a conclusion about the impact of decisions on society.