01HIS

Level 1 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss Y. Mahagna

Racism and colonial conflict are the themes of the Level One History course. 

The American Civil Rights topic develops students understanding of racism in the USA, allowing them to better understand modern conflict surrounding race in the USA today. 

We will also explore ideas of race and racism in New Zealand when we investigate the conflict caused by the 1981 Springbok Rugby Tour. Students will investigate perspectives of these divisive protests and the legacies of apartheid that sparked the conflict. 

Our external topic, The Invasion of Waikato, is the final topic for the year. This unit explores what is arguably the most defining conflict in New Zealand's History. From the creation of the Great South Road to the confiscation of Maaori land (Raupatu), students will explore what caused the Waikato Invasion to happen and the legacy it still has today. The recent protests at Ihumaato are explicitly connected to this History and key to understanding what is going on there today.

Course Overview

Term 1
In Term One we will complete an NCEA Internal Assessment which requires students to follow a historical research process to investigate an event from the American Civil Rights Movement.

Term 2
In Term Two we will begin to explore issues of racism in New Zealand with an in-depth exploration of the 1981 Springbok Tour. You will complete another internal assessment this term where you will describe the perspectives of those who were involved with the event.

Term 3
In Term Three we will begin exploring our context for the External Exams. For this, we will focus on the invasion of Waikato. This unit explores what is arguably the most defining conflict in New Zealand's history. From the creation of the Great South Road to the confiscation of Maaori land (Raupatu), students will explore what caused the Waikato invasion to happen and the legacy it still has today. An internal assessment in which students are required to describe a historical event and an external assessment where students must write an essay on the causes or consequences of a historical event will be used to assess the learning done in this topic.

Term 4
In Term Four we will be working on exam preparation. You will do two External exams in Term Four. This includes an essay that focuses on the causes or consequences of the invasion of Waikato and a resource interpretation skills exam.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

This course is a BYOD course and a laptop is essential for your learning.
A 1B5 exercise book is the required stationery.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91001 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91002 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91003 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91004 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91005 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0