Professional Development Resources & Literature

Summary of strands and big ideas in Social Studies (Years 1-10)


In this section of our website you will find links to interesting research and professional literature related to social studies education. We are aware of how important it is to understand both our curriculum area and the most effective pedagogical approaches when delivering and assessing the Social Studies curriculum. This section will provide you with links to relevant reports and articles as they come to our attention. If you have any content you would like to appear in this section, please let us know through the Contact Us page. 


Resources we currently have for download by members include:

  • Social sciences position paper (2009)

  • Courageous conversations in the classroom

  • Becoming Other (Rob Ritchie)

  • Creating Active Citizens (Wood et al., 2017)

  • New Zealand’s Constitution (Constitutional Advisory Panel, 2013)

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