Level 1 History

HIS101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard

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.


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. 


Faculties:

History, Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 History 201

Level One History students may also wish to continue on with Level 2 Classical Studies 201 in Year 12. Many History students also complement their Year 12 and Year 13 courses with Geography.

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

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.


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. 91001 v3 History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91002 v3 History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91003 v3 History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91004 v3 History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91005 v3 History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91006 v4 History 1.6 - Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.