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The Aorere College Social Sciences Department offers a range of subjects for students. Social Studies is a compulsory Year 9 and 10 subject for all students. At Year 11, students can choose any two of the following options Geography, History or Social Studies along with other option choices offered in other departments. At Year 12 and 13, students have a further option of Classical Studies and Tourism.

On this wiki you will find subject information along with homework and links to information relating to your topics. Click on the subject headings to find out more.
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  • notch
    Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for August 25, 2016 is: notch • \NAHTCH\  • noun1 a : a V-shaped indentation b : a slit made to serve as a record c : a rounded indentation cut into the pages of a book on the edge opposite the spine 2 : a deep close pass : gap 3 : degree, step Examples:The angle of the futon can be adjusted by inserting the pin into one of three notches. "You're about to start a race or step onstage, and you want to knock it out of the park. … Revving up … is pretty easy: Do a few jumping jacks, or whatever gets your blood pumping. Need to take things down a notch (or 20)? Inhale deeply. Research shows that it can significantly calm you down." — Jeanine Detz, Self, July/August 2016 Did you know?Occasionally, you might hear a child ask for a "napple," as in "I would like a napple," mistaking the phrase "an apple" for "a napple." A similar error is believed to...

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  • inglenook
    Definition: (noun) A nook or corner beside an open fireplace. Synonyms: chimney corner. Usage: Yet no one had retired, except the children and "old Feyther Taft," who being too deaf to catch many words, had some time ago gone back to his inglenook.Discuss