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Welcome to Year 9 Social Studies. This is a compulsory subject for all Year 9 students.

Click on the topic you are studying to find out more about what you will be learning about and your homework tasks, related links on the internet and homework. Check out the assignment page also for you Term Assignments.

Year 9 Social Studies Topics

Place and Envrionment / GEOGRAPHY
Economic World / ECONOMICS
Theme: Connections with the Land
Case Study: Values Changing Positions about Auckland's Volcanoes
Skills: Mapping, exteneded writing, values positions
Theme: Wealth
Case Study: Decisions of a consumer in the fashion industry
Skills: Graphing, extended writing, decision making
Identify, culture & Organisation / SOCIOLOGY

Continuity & Change / HISTORY

Theme: Leadership
Case Study: Patterns of Changing types of Political Systems
Skills: Cartoons, extended writing, patterns
Theme: Change
Case Study: New Zealand This Is Your Life
Skills: Research skills

What is my homework?

Students will have a homework assignment each week.

Homework should be completed in a 1B5 book labelled Social Studies Homework.


Homework will involve a variety of fact finding missions, literacy activities as well as creative, critical and analytical thinking tasks. Students will often need to use the internet, books, and newspapers to complete their homework. The school library is open from 8am until 5pm for students to use the internet as well as read the newspapers and of course books and magazines. A10 is also open on a Thursday from 3.15-4.30pm to get help from any of the Social Studies teachers.