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History

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” (Pearl Buck) 
The aims of school history include developing a deeper awareness of New Zealand’s heritage, culture and shared values and an understanding of the past. The skills developed include inquiry, interpretation and communication. History also aims to foster an understanding of other peoples, distant in time and place, and to understand some of the major trends and developments in New Zealand society and beyond. 

Level 1: 
This course looks at many of the events that have shaped the world we live in. It is for any student who is interested in the events of the past, or the famous people who made them happen, both here in New Zealand and overseas. It also develops student’s skills in resource interpretation, essay writing, research and investigation. Learn more about what happened in the USA during the time of the Black civil rights movement. Examine major protests in New Zealand, including the Nuclear Testing issue, the 1981 Springbok Tour, Bastion Point and the Land March. 

Level 2:
This course is for those students who are curious about events and people in the past and is useful for students who want to improve their writing and research skills. The topics are based around the theme of Contested Spaces and how the conflicts have affected New Zealand. Topics include the Russian Revolution, the Vietnam War and the Israel-Palestine conflict in the Middle East.

Level 3:
This course is for those students who are curious about events and people in the past and is useful for students who want to improve their writing and research skills. If you want to know more about New Zealand’s heritage and how the Kiwi way of life was shaped and developed, this course will give you a very valuable overview. Special emphasis is placed on race relations, economic and social developments and social issues.

While studying History, you will use the following skills: 
  • Research 
  • Essay writing 
  • Paragraph writing 
  • Communicating ideas 
  • Note making 
  • Document analysis 
  • People’s perspectives on historical events 

History teaches useful skills for anyone planning to work with their mind or communicate in writing in careers such as law and journalism. All History standards count for literacy for NCEA Level 1, and for UE literacy at Level 2.


 

 



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