2HIS

Level 2 History - Conflict, Crisis and Conspiracy Theories - topics in 20thC History

Course Description

In Level 2 History, students will engage with the past in order to better understand the present and future. This course focuses on the impact of racism and conflict on individuals and groups; it aims to develop students’ ability to think and write critically, and to conduct targeted research.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Critical thinking- reasoning, interpreting information, explaining, identifying patterns and trends, synthesising information, making judgements based on evidence.

  • Conspiracies and Mysteries: the Erebus crash (Air NZ); President Kennedy's assassination; Marilyn Monroe's suicide.

  • Information literacy- identifying fact and opinion, making judgements about the quality of information, assessing the reliability of different sources of information such as websites.
  • Racism and conflict: Australia's lost generation; NZ dawn raids; the student protest in Soweto, South Africa; the Springbok Tour.

  • Communication skills- communicating effectively in a variety of formats: for example in small group and full class discussions; written work; visual formats.
  • Culture in crisis: protest movements in NZ - Vietnam, Bastion Point, the Hikoi, Nuclear free NZ; teen culture and moral outrage.


Resources Required

1B5 or 1B8 exercise book

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91230 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91231 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91232 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91233 v2
NZQA Info
History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r,5w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 19
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 19
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 19
Total Numeracy Credits: 0