HIS1

History Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Barrett

History Level 1

This subject gives the student the necessary skills and knowledge to continue in Level 2 History. The main focuses of this subject are Black Civil Rights in the U.S.A, the Holocaust, 20th Century History and the Treaty of Waitangi.

Black Civil Rights in the United States: we will look at this movement from its origins of slavery, its popular non-violent protest method and the successes and difficulties faced by African Americans. We also examine leaders and their motives, such as Martin Luther King Jnr. 

The Holocaust: we look at the event that shocked the world and continues to defy belief. How did Hitler come to power and how has this event shaped the world we live in today? 

Te Tiriti o Waitangi -  Learn about the most important document in NZ History. How did our ancestors arrive in NZ and why did there need to be a treaty? We will learn about how the treaty has affected the lives of all New Zealanders over the past 180 years.

All throughout the year we will practice source analysis for the external examination. 


Recommended Prior Learning


A good level of literacy is required. 

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91001 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91002 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91003 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91004 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91005 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.