HIS6

History - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Whaea L. Green

Challenge the status quo!  “Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.” - Edmund Burke. Level 1 History teaches you to examines the past so that we can understand the present. 

In the past, people have challenged society and what has been “normalised” to make changes for the better. In Level 1 History, you will explore challenges to the status quo that have happened in Aotearoa / New Zealand and abroad to create a change for the future.

You will learn about what caused society to be the way it was and what caused the challenges by people and groups. You will learn about the effects of these events on people at the time and since. You will also investigate the different perspectives people have had about these events. You will use and develop a variety of skills including analysis, close reading, research, developing an argument and essay writing. 

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.


Why should you study history? 

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).


 

Course Overview

Term 1
Challenging the Status Quo: The American Civil Rights Movement 1956-1968.
- We will look at people and events from this Movement that challenged the racial discrimination against African Americans.
- Our focus will be the different perspectives involved in these events.
Internal Assessment:
AS91004: Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealand (4 Credits)
External Assessment (preparation for the School and NCEA Exams):
AS91003 Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Term 2
Challenging the Status Quo: Discrimination in New Zealand.
- We will explore three examples of people challenging the status quo here in NZ; Nga Tamatoa, The Polynesian Panthers and the Women's Suffrage Movement.
- Our focus will be the causes and consequences of these events.
Internal Assessment:
AS91002: Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of
significance to New Zealanders (4 Credits)
External Assessment (preparation for the School and NCEA Exams) :
AS91005 Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
AS91003 Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Term 3
Challenging the Status Quo: Challenging discrimination around the World.
- We will investigate examples of New Zealanders challenging the Status Quo in other countries.
- Our focus will be our independent research skills.
Internal Assessment:
AS91001: Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (4 Credits)
External Assessment (School Exams, as preparation for the NCEA Exams):
AS91005 Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
AS91003 Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders

Term 4
Final Preparation for the External Exams.
External Assessment (School Exams, as preparation for the NCEA Exams):
AS91005 Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event (4 Credits)
AS91003 Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (4 Credits)

Recommended Prior Learning

Student has successfully completed Level 5 of the Social Science Curriculum and Level 5 of the English Curriculum.

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10

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

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