Level 3 History 301
Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard
This course is divided into three parts:
Term 1: Research – Individual research into an event of significance to New Zealand and New Zealanders - you get to choose your own event.
Term 2: From Contact to Colonisation – an examination of the Birth of New Zealand. This course will critically examine the history of contact between colonists and Maori during the 19th century and some of the pivotal events and decisions which helped shape New Zealand as a nation.
Term 3: A unit based on a class vote taken in Term One. Previous years have included the Arab-Israeli conflict, the English Civil War and Interregnum, the Vietnam War, the Troubles in Ireland, and the Apartheid Era in South Africa.
This course is particularly useful for students who are interested in law, journalism, and / or politics. The detailed examination of Te Tiriti during Term Two is recommended for all New Zealanders and will provide a significant advantage to anyone intending to go to university (in any field). The research, communication, and perspectives assessments all develop skills which are important for university study and many professional careers.
Recommended Prior Learning
Must have Level 2 NCEA including Level 2 literacy plus at least 14 credits in Level 2 History, Geography, English or Classics. A high level of literacy is required.
Students who did not pass external written assessments in Level 2 History, English, Classics or Geography should consider taking the 302 course.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.