History

Mr S Garland —

The following subjects are available for students to study in 2020

History:   11His   Full Year

Course Description: This course is an introduction to History and covers four topics set in the 20th century: New Zealand International Relations, Civil Rights in the USA, Conflict in Ireland, and the Origins of World War II.

Students will gain skills in studying and analysing a variety of historical sources including photos, maps, cartoons, videos and movies, documents, and written text, paragraph and essay writing and will further develop research skills that were taught in Social Studies.

Three internal assessments occur on the topics of the 1981 Springbok Tour of NZ, the Holocaust, Perspectives on the Desegregation  of Birmingham (American Civil Rights), or Perspectives on the Anglo-Irish War.

Recommended Entry Criteria: Nil, however good literacy (reading and writing) skills is an advantage.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 1 Achievement Standard credits.

Level 1 Literacy: Yes

Approximate Contributions: Nil

Next step: 12His, and/or 12Cla

Contact Person: Mr Garland, Mrs Dalton, or Miss Cook


History:   12His   Full Year

Course Description: This course focuses on significant ideologies in History such as Nazism and Communism and the actions taken by people to implement them. The topics studied are Weimar and Nazi Germany, Search for Security in the Nuclear Age, and Conflict in Indochina (Vietnam).

Students will further develop their analytical and writing skills. Essay writing is an important component of 12His as the majority of external assessment is in the form of essay writing.

In the first term students will complete a major research assignment on the settlement of Akaroa and Banks Peninsula which includes a field trip to Akaroa. Further internal assessment is conducted on opinions on the aggressive German actions in the 30s and 40s, and also on the conspiracy theory relating to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in the Vietnam War.

Recommended Entry Criteria: 12 credits from 11His if studied, including Achievement Standard 91005, being a good indicator, otherwise Level 1 Certificate

Qualifications to be gained: Level 2 Achievement Standard credits

UE Literacy: All credits (28) are reading credits, and 14 of the credits are writing credits.

Approximate Contributions: Approximately $85 for field trip to Akaroa.

Next step: 13His

Contact Person: Mr Garland


History:   13His   Full Year

Course Description: This course covers three very different periods of history. Initially we look at the Armenian Genocide (1915-1917), focusing on the historical, religious and political context of the region and examining the idea was the Armenian Genocide an intentional perpetration of genocide committed by the Turks? We then move to looking at World War Two (1939-1945) where students complete research on soldiers involved in a particular battle and aspects of that event. Our final topic examines the American Revolution (1773-1783) and in particular pinpointing the Boston Tea Party as the key moment to investigate the causes and consequences of the pivotal event in American history. 

This course requires ability in reading, analysing and producing written work. It will particularly help those students intending to attend university and study the Arts, Humanities or Law.

The internal assessment centres around the role New Zealand played in World War II. Key in this, is a field trip to Wellington in which students will get to access the New Zealand archives and the New Zealand Defence Force archives.

Recommended Entry Criteria: 12 credits from 12His if studied, including one of Achievement Standards 91233 or 91234 otherwise Level 2 Certificate.

Qualifications to be gained: Level 3 Achievement Standards credits

UE Literacy: All 27 credits are reading credits, and 12 of the credits are also writing credits

Approximate Contributions:  $350 for field trip to Wellington

Contact Person: Miss Cook