Level 1 History
Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard
Main topics covered:
- Black Civil Rights in the U.S.A.,
- Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany,
- New Zealand’s Search for Security in the Cold War Era.
There are three Internal assessments* which focus on NZ's role in World War Two, the Rainbow Warrior affair, and different perspectives of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School.
This course deals with some of the major issues and events of the 20th century, with an emphasis on personalities and conflicts. With the current prominence of the Black Lives Matter campaign, the Black Civil Rights unit is an essential backgrounder to examine how the past affects the present.
This course will be of particular benefit for students who have an interest in law, politics, and journalism.
*correct at the time of writing. NCEA Level One changes may impact on the nature and number of assessment opportunities.
Recommended Prior Learning
A final grade of at least 65% in Year 10 Social Studies or an ASTTLE reading age of greater than Level Four. A reasonable level of literacy and a willingness to work is required. Those who do not meet the requirement should select WST103.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2B5/2B6 hardcover exercise book preferred, otherwise 1B5 or refill in a folder will suffice.
Students are welcome to keep their notes electronically / digitally on a laptop instead of in a book, using OneNote. A mobile phone device will not be sufficient for note-keeping.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.