History Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Barrett

Recommended Prior Learning

A good level of literacy is required. 

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. 

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


History Level 2

Career Pathways

Historian, Barrister, Legal Executive, Solicitor