Social Science is about society, how it operates and how people participate in it.
Social Science is significant for every pupil in their every-day participation as citizens and members of their communities. In Social Sciences courses, pupils will engage critically with issues about society and gain knowledge, skills and experience to understand, contribute to and participate in the communities in which they live and work.
As teachers of the Social Sciences, we believe that the Lord our God has gifted creation to all of mankind. Pupils learn about God’s world and how humans have responded to God’s mandate to take care of the earth. He has placed the earth and its environment under our care and guardianship/kaitiakitanga. With this comes the responsibility of guardianship/kaitiakitanga. The Social Sciences offer a unique opportunity for teachers to develop this sense of responsibility in our students.
The Social Sciences also offers the opportunity to examine how people have interacted throughout the course of history. God created an incredible variety of cultures, each with a part to play in the life of our world.
The Social Sciences should make pupils and teachers look at, and think about, human behaviour realistically, objectively and with sensitivity. The Social Sciences at Aidanfield Christian School seek to promote two of the relationships that God has established for man:
a. Man’s interaction with the Earth and his surrounding environment.
b. Man’s interaction with mankind.