Geography by PNBHS

Social Sciences

Geography; History, New Zealand Studies; Social Studies

Year 10 Social Studies - 10SST

A compulsory core subject that encourages students to examine their place as a citizen of New Zealand and a global citizen.

Year 10 New Zealand Studies - 10NZS

This half-year course gives students a snap shot of different aspects of our country, mixing some geography and history with many opportunities to get outside the school gate to reinforce our learning.  The short course allows us the chance to catch glimpses of the Land, People and Events.

The course will cover five themes:
1. The Natural Landscape and the People Living There
2.  Whanganui and South Taranaki - land wars and development of towns
3. 19th Century Life - a regional case study
4.  Facing Up To Disasters
5.  Seeing our Past Through NZ film.

The course will involve three one day journeys to each of Napier, South Taranaki and Wellington, with shorter days out around the Manawatu.  For a look at the 2021 programme, log into Stratus - Departments - Year 10 Social Studies - New Zealand Studies - Course Outline 2021.


Level One Geography - 11GEO
Course Content: Topics covered include: Landforms and Climate; Population studies -New Zealand and South East Asia; Global Topic, Introduction to commercial computer mapping application - Geographic Information Systems; Current Geographic Issues; Geographic Research (Manawatu weather study),
Application of Geographic skills (eg mapping, graphing, perspectives, application of Geographic Concepts).

Level One Recommended Prior Achievement Level: Open entry.
Internal Assessment
91011 (1.5) Conduct geographic research, with direction

External Assessment
91010 (1.4) Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment.

Total credits: 8
Subject Costs: $15

Level One History - 11HIST
People in Protest
The learning in this course is driven by the question: what is social justice and what actions have people taking in the past to protect their rights? Students will have the opportunity to think deeply about, and debate, ideas and issues about why and how people have protested in the past. Contexts for possible study include the Black Civil Rights Movement in America, South African Apartheid, Parihaka and Gandhi's Independence Movement in India. Students will gain knowledge, skills and experience to understand how people's perspectives of events differ and how this can lead to conflict and protest.
Credits:8
Cost: $20

Level Two Geography - 12GEO
Level Two: Course Content: Topics covered include: Natural Environment - Manawatu, Disparities in Development - Tanzania, Current Geographic Issues, Global Studies - tropical rainforests, Geographic Research, and Geographic Skills (eg mapping, graphing, perspectives, application of geographic concepts). Geographic Information Systems.

Level Two Prerequisites: An interest in the environment and how people live in it, and reasonable ability in English OR 4 credits in Level 1 Geography.
OR Open access for students who are currently in the Year 10 accelerate classes.

Internal Assessments
91244 (2.5) Conduct geographic research with guidance.
91245 (2.6) Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue.

External Assessments
91240 (2.1) Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment.
91242 (2.3) Demonstrate geographic understanding of differences in development.
91243 (2.4) Apply geography concepts and skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment.

Total credits: 20  
Subject Costs: $15

Level Two History - 12HIST
Cold War Conflicts
In this course, learners will develop an understanding of global politics. This course examines some significant historical events in the 20th century including; the Cuban Missile Crisis, the assassination of John F Kennedy and the Vietnam War. Although these events will be studied in an international context, emphasis will also be placed on New Zealand's role in these conflicts.
Credits: 19
Cost: $20


Level Three Geography - 13GEO
Course Content: Topics covered include: Natural Processes - Tongariro National Park, Cultural Process - Tourism - global, Rotorua, Current Geographic Issues, Global Studies, Geographic Research and Geographic Skills (eg mapping, graphing, perspectives, application of geographic concepts).

Level Three Prerequisites: An interest in the environment and how people live in it, and reasonable ability in English.

Internal Assessments

  • 91430 (3.5) Conduct geographic research with consultation.

  • 91431 (3.6) Analyse aspects of a contemporary geographic issue.
  • 91432 (3.7) Analyse aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale.

External Assessments

  • 91426 (3.1) Demonstrate understanding of how interacting natural processes shape a New Zealand geographic environment
  • 91427 (3.2) Demonstrate understanding of how a cultural process shapes geographic environments.
  • 91429 (3.4) Demonstrate understanding of a given environment(s) through the selection and application of geographic concepts and skills.

Total credits: 23

Subject Costs: $15

Level Three History - 13HIST
This course examines some significant historical events in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Students will have the opportunity to think deeply about how the causes, consequences, and explanations of historical events that are of significance to New Zealanders are complex, and how and why they are contested. Students will also gain knowledge, skills and experience to understand how trends over time reflect social, economic, and political forces.
Credits:20
Cost:$20