Manaiakalani - Social Sciences, across high schools

Nau mai haere mai, welcome to the Manaiakalani online resource hub for teachers of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Our Department Discussions are running again in 2024, so if you're a teacher interested in high school social sciences and humanities, we'd love you to join us.  This is an opportunity to network with specialist subject teachers across the country, to collaborate and share best practice.  

Click here to register and we'll keep you informed of any upcoming events.  

Social Sciences Term 4 2023 - Department Discussion
Social Sciences,Manaiakalani Department Discussion (2023-11-21 15:30 GMT+13)

Planning for 2024: Implementing Social Science NCEA courses

This time we have Angela Seyb from the Ministry of Education in her new role as a NCEA Implementation Officer.  Angela shared with us changes and updates in the NCEA social science curriculum and how the learning matrix can be utilised in planning for 2024.  

Create : Department Discussion for Social Science teachers 2023
Social Sciences, Humanities, Geography and History Manaiakalani Department Discussion (2023-05-25 15:29 GMT+12)

Department Discussion Social Sciences

Thursday 2nd March 3:30 pm

With the recent devastating Auckland floods and cyclone Gabrielle bring ever closer to our lives the reality of climate change.  What is integral to the social studies curriculum, is manaakitanga, social action and students as agents of change, as they align perfectly with climate change education. In this presentation Dr Ria Bright will share with us key ways teachers can make a difference with classroom engagement strategies, and links to useful resources.

Your Local Curriculum is the Hook.  

History teacher at Tamaki College, Scott Maunsell shares how teachers worked together to engage the school's year 9 cohort with their local curriculum. The rich and authentic context brought learning to life for students.  Scott offers some excellent ideas and points to consider when embarking on local curriculum work.  

Planning with the refreshed social science curriculum for 2023

Dr Maria Perreau from ASSEN - Aotearoa Social Studies Educators’ Network, talks about how to create opportunities for agency and action with students' learning.  Looking at the curriculum refresh, Understand, Know and Do, Maria shares ideas on how to include culturally responsive learning that gives equal status to mātauranga Māori. 

Your local curriculum is the hook.
Planning for 2023 using UKD model

Create @ Tamaki College

The team at Tamaki College have some exciting mahi underway with their Year 9 students, connecting to the local curriculum and NZ history. 

Create @ Tamaki College

Resource sites 


EdPuzzle brings an interactive element for students to help show their understanding.  Teachers can add multi-choice and open-ended questions at various time points throughout the video.  Create your own, or repurpose other teacher's resources.  With a premium education account, you can add your own voice overs.  A great rewindable learning tool.  


Wakelet is an aggregator of data, links, images and resources.  Create your own and then use the embed and share options to bring your content back to your class site.