On this page you will find information and resources that are specifically related to Social Sciences Education. For all general Teacher Education information and resources, please see the Education portal. Further information and help may also be found at the Virtual Reference Desk.



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Education Research Complete covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multilingual education, health education, and testing.
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A collection of primary source documents drawn from archives, which are varied in scope and offer a remarkable window on the lives and experiences of men and women during the First World War. Produced by Adam Matthew Digital.
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Papers Past contains more than seven million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers, periodicals, letters and diaries, and parliamentary papers. Includes publications from all regions of New Zealand plus some Pacific content.
Coverage: 1971 to present (Some full text)
ProQuest Central is the largest single periodical resource available, bringing together complete databases across all major subject areas, including Business, Health and Medical, Language and Literature, Social Sciences, Education, Science and Technology, as well as core titles in the Performing and Visual Arts, History, Religion, Philosophy, and includes thousands of full-text newspapers from around the world.
Coverage: 1988 to present (Some full text)
Includes ProQuest Education database and Sports Medicine & Physical Education Index. These databases provide resources on teaching, educational research, educational administration, literature on primary, secondary, higher, adult and special education as well as home schooling. The collection includes scholarly journals, administration and professional publications, topical journals, theses, dissertations and education-focused newsletters.


Te ara in Maori means the pathway. This enyclopedia offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.



Resources on this website support students in years 1 to 13 to meet achievement objectives across The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.
Growing global citizens in Aotearoa is designed to support teachers to inspire and grow global citizenship education in their classrooms, schools and kura. The website provides articles, learning stories and resources on global citizenship education for teachers.
The New Zealand Geographical Society website provides an area for teachers of geography which provides some teacher resources and links to further ones.
Produced by the History Group of the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Topics covered include culture and society, politics and government, war and society, classroom resources at NCEA level and an historical timeline.
This site includes teaching resources as well as curriculum developments and updates.
Contains links to all subject areas of the pre-2007 curriculum statements. Some content may be out of date, but these documents contain more detail than the current 2007 curriculum. All statements can be downloaded in PDF format.
A section of the Statistics New Zealand website designed for teachers of both primary and secondary school level students.
Discover resources from the Social Sciences online page on the TKI website. TKI is a bilingual portal-plus web community which provides quality assured educational material for New Zealand teachers, school managers, and the wider education community. Includes resources for Aotearoa New Zealand's histories.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
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