Year Planning Calendar
Take a look at the 2017 school year planning calendar here.Download
Here we will post links to relevant videos that we think you may enjoy. Below is the link to an old favourite by Ken Robinson who talks about the learning revolution that is needed.View Video
CNISSA recieved an email from BigBooks asking us to inform all teachers of this exciting new resource:. They’ve created an illustrated series of 5 stories on the Treaty of Waitangi
- see www.bigbook.nz
A teachers resource (to go with the stories) is currently being tested in a few schools ready for release late this year. The teachers resource would be be given for free, for use with the stories
We have deliberately written from a very positive view - which contrasts with the ‘heavy’ feeling many have when discussing the Treaty (all justifiable reasons for the ‘heaviness’ being noted - however, the way a story is told makes a big difference to how an audience will later view it!).
Welcome to the Central North Island Social Sciences Association website.
The Central North Island Social Sciences Association (CNISSA) is proud to officially launch their new website. CNISSA acknowledges the high demand on teachers’ time and their ever increasing workload, and hope to work collaboratively with teachers across our region to share resources, provide targeted professional development, and offer support. This year we hope to pilot an exciting initiative that looks at developing our students to see themselves as ‘Global Citizens.’ We will also work closely with the University of Waikato to offer opportunities for our students to develop their knowledge and interest in the Social Sciences. This website is in its early stages and there are some aspects that are yet to be populated. Over time we will add areas and refine areas to meet your needs. Should you wish to share your resources on our site then your contributions would be welcomed. For any specific requests or comments, contact the Secretary or Chairperson through the “contact us” section of this webpage.
So often as Social Sciences teachers we are creating engaging lessons in the classroom, exciting field trips and having great teaching and learning moments.
If you are doing something awesome in your classroom (or outside of it!), or you have some great student work that you would like to share (with permission), send a photo and short blurb explaining the photo to the CNISSA Secretary using the “contact us” page and we will post it here on our website! Let’s celebrate our great moments!
NEW ON WEBSITE: St Paul's winning team designed it for Years 7 to 10 and they got a lot of responses from intermediates and junior high schools. Take a look at www.bloodandmud.org
There are some great features, such as adopt an ANZAC, putting Haig on trial and some profiles on those who served including a nurse, German soldier and Maori soldier.
What a wonderful example of student engagement and 21st Century digital literacy!