Social Studies

All About Chocolate
Interested in chocolate?  All About Chocolate profiles this sweet treat, from what it is to how it's made.  There's a kids' section with fun facts, games and recipes.  You will also find an educators section with resources, lesson plans and activities.  Click here to visit the site.

Newspapers in Education
APN's Newspapers in Education (NiE) programme is a free, multi-media education programme dedicated to helping educate and develop informed, socially-aware youth across New Zealand. NiE promotes student literacy and analysis of the news and media, while encouraging effective use of newspapers in the classroom..  Click here to visit the site.

Te Ara
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and much more.

Find Country
This week's site will help you to learn the location of countries.  Find Country in an interactive world map quiz. The site names a country and you have to identify where it is by clicking on the map.  If you are wrong, it shows the correct spot.  Click here to check it out.

One Moment Around the World
It's five o' clock in the afternoon in London and Ryan is watching TV.  What time is it in other parts of the world?  Learn about time zones with One Minute Around the World.  Click here to visit the site.

Kiwi Kids News
Here's a great way for kids to stay up to date with current events from New Zealand and around the world.  You'll find current events challenges, homework activities, games, and a whole lot more.  Click here to visit the site.

Map Games
This site has a great collection of games that involve finding locations on a map.  There are 16 to choose from, and it's a great way to improve your geography skills.  Click here to visit the site.

Explore Parliament
Check out this website to find out all about parliament, the election process, and a lot more.  Teachers, there are plenty of resources for you to use to support your classroom programme.  Click here to visit the site.

Ten By Ten
Get a snapshot of what's happening in the news with Ten by Ten.  This is a great programme that every hour automatically displays thumbnail images of the top 100 news stories.  Click a picture and the story will be outlined for you.  Click here to check out the site.

National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids is a children's website associated with the National Geographic website.  Here you can learn all about a huge range of topics.  There are also games, activities, videos, stories and puzzles.  Click here to check out this awesome site; you won't be disappointed!

Treaty to You
TREATY 2 U tells the story of New Zealand’s founding document: the Treaty of Waitangi. It covers the events that led up to the Treaty. It explains what is written in the documents, and the crucial differences between the Māori and English versions.  Click here to visit the site.