HIS201

Level 2 History 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard

Topics covered include:

- the Origins of World War One

- NZ's involvement in the First World War (and why it was significant)

-  the Enlightenment and its influences

-  the American Revolution / War of Independence and the Creation of the US Constitution.


Two of the internal assessments focus on NZ during WWI, while the other examines the US decision to use the atomic bomb in World War Two. 

This course examines forces of change and the way in which people and nations react to these forces. We also consider how thoughts and ideas influence the decisions we make, and how events in the past affect us today.

Students who are interested in a career in law, politics, or journalism in particular will benefit from this course, as will any student interested in a career where research, communication, and understanding different perspectives are required. 

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 NCEA certificate which includes Level 1 literacy plus either 12 Level 1 History credits or an equivalent. Otherwise entry is at the discretion of HOD. 

Students who did not achieve any written externals for Level One History or English should consider the 202 course.


A willingness and ability to read and write well (in English) is essential for this course. A reasonable level of literacy and classroom attendance, and engagement, is expected.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5/2B6 hardcover exercise book OR refill and ringbinder.

Students may opt instead to keep notes digitally on a laptop, using OneNote. Mobile phones are not a suitable device for this purpose.

Pathway

Level 3 Classical Studies is another course you may wish to consider after Level 2 History. Many History students also complement their studies with Geography.

Students considering a career in law, politics, journalism or any research / communication based pathway should consider taking History.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91230 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91231 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91232 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91233 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91234 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.6 - Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 28
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 28
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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