Level 1 History
Teacher in Charge: Ms V. O'Brien
“Those who do not learn from the past are condemned to repeat it”.
An understanding of where we have come from is a fundamental aspect of how people participate in their own society. This course brings history alive through fascinating topics designed to engage young adults and develop their understanding that all events have causes, consequences and multiple perspectives. .
Students will develop important transferable skills including; the ability to see events in History in context, to distinguish relationships, to read historical material in a discriminating way, to weigh evidence relating to historical events and issues, form judgements based on evidence and argue a case and present conclusions intelligently in structured writing.
Students develop insight into complex events such as the My Lai Massacre in 1968, a turning point in the Vietnam war. They will explore their own backyard in a research project of their choice. They can choose from a range of local events including the Maungatapu Murders, the Wairau Affray or the Wreck of the Delaware.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
$5-10 for a local field trip.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
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An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.