Level 2 History 201

HIS201
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Goddard

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.


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. 


Faculties:

History, Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 3 History 301

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.

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.


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. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91232 v2 History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
A.S. 91234 v2 History 2.6 - Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
Total Credits

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