Level 1 History
Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Harris
Racism and colonial conflict are the themes of the Level One History course.
The Black 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.
In Term One we will complete an NCEA Internal Assessment which requires students to follow a historical research process to investigate and event from the American Civil Rights Movement.
In Term Two you will complete another NCEA assessment in which you will write a report on the event that you researched in the American Civil Rights Movement. After this, 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.
In Term Three we will begin exploring our context for the External Exams. For this, we will focus on the Invasion of the 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. This will be the topic of the Essay Exam. At the end of this term, you will have practice exams.
In Term Four we will be working on exam preparation. You will do two External exams in Term Four. This includes an essay which focusses on the causes and consequences of the invasion of the Waikato and a resource interpretation skills exam.
Recommended Prior Learning
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.
History is an academic subject that guides students towards university level study. Employers value the research, analytical, teamwork and communication skills that history students develop throughout their study. The following is a list of professions that studying History can be a stepping stone to: Lawyers, Teachers, Social Workers, Politicians, Policy Analysts, Tourism Management, Archaeology, Journalism, Museum Curators, Archivists, Tourism Managers, Business Analysts, Public Relations Managers, Content Strategists, Web Development, Social Media Managers, Communications Officers, Human Resource Managers, Government Agency Roles... The list goes on. It is important to note that Science and Medical degrees require students to have an intimate knowledge of the social History of New Zealand (especially the Treaty of Waitangi).,