History

By For more information - Mr Cosgriff | Posted: Saturday July 31, 2021

History teaches you how to understand the causes and consequences of past events that are significant to New Zealanders and our society. It also teaches how to understand peoples differing perspectives on past events that are significant to New Zealanders. Vocational Pathways: Service, Social, Creative.

LEVEL ONE

Code: L1HIS

Course of Study 

Topics taught are:

  • Perspectives on the Civil Rights campaign in the USA, 1954-1970: This looks at the struggle of African Americans to be equal with whites.
  • World War Two: what caused the outbreak of War and the consequences of this for people and societies
  • Research on an aspect of choice and the presentation of an article.
  • Throughout the course a variety of skills will be practised such as examining historical evidence.

Assessment

Internal 12 credits

  • AS91001: Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place (4 credits)
  • AS91002: Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place (4 credits)
  • AS91004: Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people (4 credits)

External 8 credits

  • AS91003: Interpret historical sources of an historical event (4 credits)
  • AS 91005: Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event (4 credits)


LEVEL TWO

Code: L2HIS

Course of Study 

Topics taught are:

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis: investigate the causes and consequences of this event which nearly led Russia and America to nuclear war
  • Eugenics: Eugenics believed that the human race could help direct its future by selectively breeding individuals who had “desired” traits. We look at the different sides to this debate through the perspective’s standard.
  • History Mystery: Choose a mystery of the past and investigate it so you can decide on what actually happened.
  • Throughout the course a variety of skills will be practised such as examining historical evidence e.g. fact versus opinion, bias and propaganda.

Assessment 

Internal

  • AS 91229: Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place (4 credits) (R)
  • AS 91230: Examine an historical event or place (5 credits) (R)
  • AS 91232: Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event (5 credits) (R)

External

  • AS 91231: Examine sources of an historical event (4 credits) (R+W)
  • AS 91233: Examine causes and consequences of an historical event (5 credits) (R+W)

Entry Criteria 

Automatic entry if you have attained at least 12 credits in Level 1 History. If you have not done History before you can do Level 2, provided you have demonstrated ability to cope with an academic subject at this level.

LEVEL THREE

Code: L3HIS

Course of Study 

The topics will be based on the following:

  • The causes and consequences of 9-11
  • Historical Skills
  • Research project – Who do you think you are?
  • Perspectives on the dropping of the Atomic Bomb and whether it was justified to do so

Vocational Pathways: Creative, Primary, and Service

Assessment 

External

  • AS 91436: Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (4 credits) (R+W)
  • AS 91438: Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event (6 credits) (R+W)

Internal

  • AS 91434: Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources (5 credits) (R)
  • AS 91435: Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (5 credits) (R)
  • AS91437: Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders (5 credits) (R)

Entry Criteria

Automatic entry if you have at least 10 credits in Level 2 History or if you have not done History before, you can do Level 3, provided you have demonstrated ability to cope with an academic subject at this level.


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