HS2000 - History - NCEA Level 2 (course endorsement available)

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What is History?

To understand the past is to understand the present. History gives students an insight into current world problems and New Zealand’s identity and place in world events. It explores people and events and how they have influenced the world. History is not just about presenting the facts, but observing and questioning values and attitudes. Students improve their communication and writing skills, which enables them to express clear, convincing and well-thought-out arguments. From ancient civilisations to contemporary pop culture, from wars to peace treaties, history is both a fascinating and intellectually stimulating subject.

What this course involves

This course gives students an insight into the people and events that have shaped the modern world during the past 150 years. It was a period of significant change with the rise of nationalism, feminism, fascism and communism being just a few of the influential forces that emerged.

Students look into the origins of World War I, the conflict in Vietnam (1945–1975) and how these events affected New Zealand and the changing roles and opportunities for women in New Zealand from 1880–1960.

This course helps develop historical skills such as recognising and examining evidence and presenting information. Students undertake in-depth research work on either the end of World War I and the extent of New Zealand’s contribution to the victory or an aspect of the home front in New Zealand during World War II.

Delivery Modes

Recommended prior learning

Students should have a good level of literacy.

National qualifications available in this course

Standard Description Version Credits Assessment L1 Lit/Num UE Lit/Num Vocational Pathways
91229 Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders 2 4 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91230 Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders 2 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
SeService Industries recommended standard
91231 Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders 2 4 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
91232 Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders 2 5 Internal
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElraUE literacy reading achievement standard
CrCreative Industries recommended standard
91233 Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event 2 5 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard
91234 Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society 2 5 External
laLiteracy achievement standard
UElwraUE literacy writing and reading achievement standard