Level 2 History

12HIS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms B. Wilson

LEARNING ACTIVITIES: 

Level 2 History focuses on the conflict of ideas and beliefs in the twentieth century. This course is co-constructed with the students. The only compulsory aspect of the course is the Conspiracies, Spies and Assassinations topic which is set during the Cold War and includes events such as the Berlin Blockade, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Also included is a history of the CIA and some of the actions they took during the Cold war such as the execution of Che Guevara and the overthrow of several government.

The rest of the topics that are taught are decided on with the students. In the past topics have included the Russian Revolution and the introduction of communism in 1917, the Middle Ages, Terrorism and 9/11, History and Popular Culture which includes how history is portrayed in video games, movies and books, the 1947 Partition of India and a Family History topic in which the students research their ancestry.

Internal assessments are  designed so students can choose to research topics they are interested in. This could include anything from the Dawn Raids and the Nuclear Free Campaign of the 1980's to the Erebus Disaster and 1918 Influenza Pandemic. 

Students will create their own pathway through this course. With guidance from their teacher, they will select up to four of the five standards offered. This is individualised for each student. 

Historians are like detectives. We arrive on the scene after the event has taken place and have to look for evidence. Skills developed in History include research, processing and analysing information from a range of sources including old photos, documents, video, cartoons, and communicating information through arguing your case using the evidence you have collated.

History develops the skills of research, analysis, communication and report writing useful in a wide variety of careers, which includes law, journalism, advertising, teaching, diplomacy, government, engineering, tourism, communications, and medicine.




Pathway

Level 3 History

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 Literacy.


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. 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
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. 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. 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. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
Total Credits

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

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