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Social Sciences Websites

  • (REFERENCE) BBC KIDS NEWS - All the world news especially for students.
  • (REFERENCE) BIOGRAPHY.COM - Short bios of over 20,000 famous people.
  • (REFERENCE) BLANK MAPS OF THE WORLD - Blank maps of every country in the world for free downloading.
  • (REFERENCE) ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANICA - Browse Encyclopedia Britannica's entries in over 140 categories.
  • (REFERENCE) GLOBAL GANG - Packed with puzzles, comic stories, craft ideas and news from around the world, children can find out how world events affect other childrens' lives and learn about important global issues.
  • (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) 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.
  • ACE CONSUMERS - Students learn to become informed, questioning and critical consumers. Teaching material provided.
  • BRITAIN FOR KIWI KIDS - This site is produced by the British High Commission. Tons on interactive fun, activities, information and links all about Britain. A special section too for teachers. Good for social studies, language and technology. A good safe site for early finishers.
  • CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION - A valuable website featuring Social Science citizenship resources including lesson plans for levels 2–5, facts sheets, templates, oral histories, interactive activities using a social inquiry approach.
  • 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.
  • KIDS NEWS - Current events in New Zealand and around the world. Includes sport, teacher resources and student worksheets.
  • NEWSPAPERS IN EDUCATION - Newspapers in education site and store. Includes a teacher zone and a students zone.
  • OLYMPIC EDUCATION - Engage and inspire your students with this extensive range of Olympic resources.
  • 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 - Lessons and resources for New Zealand schools.
  • 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.