Level 1 History
History at Level 1 explores how historians engage in finding out about the past. History explores how and why change has occurred in countries and nations over time. An appreciation of the past allows a more thorough understanding of the present and provides lifelong interest and pleasure.
Research Investigation – This allows students to work independently, using the inquiry process, to examine an event or place of historical significance.
This pathway provides students with knowledge and skills that are relevant for a wide range of occupations such as law, journalism, the media, politics, human resources, research, nursing, primary, secondary and tertiary teaching, medicine, management and many other careers.
Themes studied include:
●War and Society - This study looks at the link between the Great War and World War II. It looks at international relations between 1914 to 1945 focusing on the key events on the road to war (Treaty of Versailles, the Munich Agreement, invasion of Poland and Pearl Harbour) and the key personalities involved Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Chamberlain and Churchill.
●Protest in the 20th Century – This study examines the methods of peaceful protest as a solution to national or international disagreements. It focuses on events including Bastion Point, The Maori Land March, Black Civil Rights, the 1981 Springbok Tour; Greenpeace and the Rainbow Warrior and nuclear testing in the Pacific.
91001 Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders.
91002 Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
91004 Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
91005 Describe the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Two one day trips - $20 each
60 page clear folder
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Animator/Digital Artist, Archivist, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Interpreter, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Geologist, Game Developer, Policy Analyst, Secondary School Teacher, Valuer, Intelligence Officer, Court Registry Officer, Career Consultant,
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