9SST

Year 9 Social Studies

Course Description

Social Studies is about how societies work and how people can participate and take action as critical, active, informed, and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present, and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.

Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • Understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies.
  • Understand how people pass on and sustain culture and heritage for different reasons and that this has consequences for people.
  • Understand how exploration and innovation create opportunities and challenges for people, places, and environments.
  • Understand that events have causes and effects.
  • Understand how producers and consumers exercise their rights and meet their responsibilities.
  • Understand how formal and informal groups make decisions that impact on communities.
  • Understand how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges.

Disclaimer

Course Selection is confirmed at the start of 2022.  You can change the courses you have selected up until the start of next year provided there are still spaces in the course you wish to change to.

Some courses may become unavailable due to the number of students taking the courses or changes in staffing.

New courses may also be introduced, in which case you will be notified and given the opportunity to select the new course.