Level 1 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dr M. Davison

Why do people take to the streets to protest? Could a dictatorship happen in our society today? Was America justified in dropping the atomic bomb? How does Hollywood change our ideas about history?

History is about the big questions and how we can find answers that we can trust. In History you can explore the difference between alternative facts and the truth about what really happened. You can delve into the past and put yourself in someone else's shoes to understand the motives and emotions that can tear people apart or help them work together. From New Zealand to Vietnam, from America to Japan transport yourself to a different time and place to understand the similarities and differences between those that came before us and how we live today.

Taking History builds the practical skills required to do research and to think critically.

You will learn to:
• explore history through Māori activism and the occupation of Bastion Point
• examine the civil rights journey in the USA from slavery to the unrest on Baltimore’s streets today
• investigate the roots of the Second World War
• explore the long road from racism to reconciliation in South Africa
• develop an understanding of how in the 1980s, rugby led to violence on New Zealand's streets


Level 2 History

Recommended Prior Learning Open Entry
Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90214 v1 Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
A.S. 90212 v1 Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
A.S. 90211 v1 Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
A.S. 90210 v1 Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place of significance to New Zealanders
A.S. 90209 v1 Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

human rights law, project management, journalism, charity work, curator, business management and advertising.