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Social Sciences Websites

  • (REFERENCE) BBC KIDS NEWS - All the world news especially for students.
  • (REFERENCE) ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANICA - Browse Encyclopedia Britannica's entries in over 140 categories.
  • (REFERENCE) GOOGLE EARTH - Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world's geographic information at your fingertips.
  • (REFERENCE) GOOGLE MAPS NZ - Find your way from anywhere in New Zealand to anywhere else in New Zealand you want to go. Amazing technology.
  • (REFERENCE) OUTLINE MAPS OF THE WORLD - Blank maps of every country in the world for free downloading.
  • (REFERENCE) TIME MAGAZINE FOR KIDS - The online edition of the weekly news magazine for children. Includes archives of previous issues (with its own search engine). The news articles are accompanied by multimedia files.
  • (REFERENCE) WHAT'S THE STORY - Over 3000 biographies of people who have made their mark on New Zealand.
  • (REFERENCE) WIKIPEDIA - The popular free encylopedia with over 2 million articles on thousands of subjects.
  • (REFERENCE) WORLD ATLAS - Maps and information on all world countries and regions. Includes photos and videos. A must-visit site.
  • CLASSROOM RULES - Activities for Establishing Classroom Rules. Involve students in establishing their classroom rules. Surprisingly,student-created rules are often much the same as -- or even tougher than -- rules a teacher might create.
  • CONSUMER PROTECTION - Curriculum-linked modules for Years 4-10 to equip students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become informed and confident consumers. Students become informed decision makers contributing to NZs economic/social well-being.
  • DUCKSTERS BIOGRAPHIES - Short bios of famous people.
  • GAME ON! OLYMPIC EDUCATION - Game On from Education Gazette/Teaching resources that focus on health and fitness and olympic values
  • KIDS NEWS - Current events in New Zealand and around the world. Includes sport, teacher resources and student worksheets.
  • ONLINE GEOGRAPHY GAMES - A great site for interactive-online geography quizes plus much more. There are even online live geoweb cams where students can see the places they are learning about. A great site for early finishers.
  • SOCIAL STUDIES FOR KIDS - Features up-to-the-day current events. Further links feature: Cultures; Languages; Religions; Modern and Ancient Maps; Timelines, World History including Ancient Civilizations, Middle Ages, Renaissance; Sports; Teaching Resources…
  • SOCIAL STUDIES ONLINE - Social Sciences lessons and resources for New Zealand schools for Years 1-10
  • THE CLASSROOM - Absolutely your first port-of-call for New Zealand history teaching resources.
  • THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF NZ - Free social sciences educational resources exploring how the Governor-General is appointed, skills required for this position and the role he or she undertakes for New Zealand Society and local communities.
  • USING NEWSPAPERS IN THE CLASSROOM - This article takes a fresh look at newspapers and suggests what to do, and what to perhaps AVOID doing and Why do so many teachers like using newspapers?