Level 2 History

HIS2
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms 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.

Standards completed will be selected from those listed below. Total credits for the course will likely be 18 or 19 as students will be given the option to choose which of the two external standards they attempt.


Pathway

Level 3 History

Entry Guidelines

Completion of Year 11 History, or by negotiation with HoF of Social Sciences


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
A.S. 91232 v2 History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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Disclaimer

An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.