Teacher in Charge: Mr I. Cribbens
Level 1 History
Why study History?
Studying history is important for helping us understand the world around us and why things are the way they are. The present-day is shaped by past events, and the study of History gives us the opportunity to ask and understand complex questions about these events and their significance. History explores the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of events, to give us a richer and deeper look at the bigger picture. History is interesting and exciting!
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of key historical events that have changed both global and New Zealand History over the 20th Century. Through analysing these events, students will understand the power we all have to make change, and analyse the moral justification of world changing events. They will come to understand how significant events, like the outbreak of WWII, are caused by multiple factors/events, and can have an impact which can extend across generations.
This course will provoke students to think deeply and critically about the world around them and to analyse and critique the actions and perspectives of others. Students will act as historians, finding and analysing historical sources to reach their own judgements about what happened, why it happened and the significance of these events.
History prepares students for the future because it equips them with knowledge and skills that are valuable and useful throughout life. These include the ability to conduct historical research; to articulate ideas and make them clear to others; to process and synthesise varied and complex materials; to engage with and deconstruct historical narratives; and to give clear and effective presentations across a variety of media.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.