History - NCEA Level 3
Teacher in Charge: Whaea L. Green
In Level 3 History, we will explore events that have occurred here in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world where people and groups have challenged oppression. Events you will have the opportunity to explore include NZ Occupation of Sāmoa and the Mau Movement, Invasion of Parihaka, 1981 Springbok Tour Protests, NZ Suffrage Movement, Homosexual Law Reform and many other events in history.
You will develop your understanding of history through exploring the perspectives, causes and effects, continuity and change, significance, and contestability of challenges to oppression. Students of history will use and develop a variety of skills including analysis, close reading, research, developing an argument and essay writing.
History teaches you to:
- Think, read and absorb information critically
- Have an argument and support it with evidence that is specific and relevant
- Analyse the way in which the past has significance for our present and future.
This is an approved subject for University Entrance.
Why should you study history?
Studying history makes you a more interesting, skilled and empathetic member of society. The skills and knowledge developed will help you in a wide variety of vocations in the future.
History prepares you for many different careers but is particularly relevant to being a Lawyer, Researcher, Teacher, Iwi Leader, Politician, Analyst, Psychologist, Sociologist, Advocate and many more.
This video explains what history is and why it is important (start to 2'53 min). It also shares information about the many different careers that it can prepare you for (2'53 mins onwards).
Challenge the Oppression: New Zealands Administration of Samoa and the resulting Mau resitance movement
First up, we will look at New Zealand's annexing and consequent administration of Samoa, 1920-35. We will explore the way in which the Mau movement challenged the oppression by the administration. We will look at the impact of both the oppression and the challenge which culminated in Black Saturday when 11 Samoans and 1 New Zealand policeman were killed in a day of violence.
Following our exploration of this challenge to oppression, you will complete an assignment that covers the perspectives of what happened, causes, significance to New Zealand. This assessment covers two standards and gives you the opportunity to earn 10 credits:
- AS91437 (3.4) Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders (5 Credits)
- AS91435 (3.2) Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (5 Credits)
Challenge Oppression: Students Choice / Research
In this term, you will choose your own challenge to oppression to carry out research in to. You will choose from one of the following topics:
- the NZ Suffrage Movement
- the 1881 Invasion of Parihaka
- 1980 Springbok Tour Protests in NZ
- Homosexual Law Reform
You will complete AS9143 (3.1) Research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, using primary and secondary sources (5 Credits) and will also have the opportunity to be assessed against US2990 Read texts to research information (4 Credits).
Next, we will be focusing on preparing you for the External Examinations. There are two standards for you to choose to sit either one or both in the end of year examinations:
- Source Analysis External: AS91436 (3.3) Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (4 Credits).
- Essay External: AS91438 (3.5) Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event (6 Credits)
This term will be used for exam preparation and any resubmission or reassessment that is require
Recommended Prior Learning
Student has gained 14 Level 2 History Credits 14 Level 2 English Credits 14 Level 2 Te Reo Maori Credits or at the discretion of Leader of Learning for Historical Studies (GRL)
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 15 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 10
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 2, Week: 10
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 25
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.