Level 2 History
Teacher in Charge: V. O'Brien
History is a complex tapestry of inter-connected events and our understanding is shaded by who we are and what we already know. Level Two History teaches students to become critical thinkers, examining complicated events like the Six Day War and New Zealand protest movements from multiple perspectives. We examine pivotal questions to our nation and beyond. How did a rugby tour in 1981 destroy families and divide our nation? What caused a 1985 act of French terrorism on New Zealand soil? Who were the peaceful people of Parihaka and why were they supplanted? There are lively discussions and students are encouraged to switch sides mid-debate to form more balanced and holistic views of historical events.
Students will not only learn the research skills essential for success at university level, but explore topics of interest and relevance to the modern world.
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders - 5 credits
This standard could be negotiated as part of the course as an alternative to one of the externals listed.
Completion of Year 11 History, or by negotiation with HoF of Social Sciences
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
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An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.