3HIS

Level 3 History: Russia - the Rise, Fall and Renewal of a Superpower.*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

In Level 3 History students will learn from the past in order to better understand the present and future. This full year course focuses on the long history of oppressive rulers in Russian history: from crazy tsars to murderous Stalin and the aggressive actions of present-day President Putin. NZ in the 19th Century provides a context for the internals.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Critical thinking- reasoning, interpreting information, analysing, identifying patterns and trends, synthesising information, making judgements based on evidence.
  • How the tsars ruled and how some famous tsars such as Ivan the Terrible had long term impacts on Russia.

  • Information literacy- identifying fact and opinion, making judgements about the quality of information, assessing the reliability of different sources of information such as websites.
  • How and why the last tsar, Nicholas II, failed and why he and his family were executed.

  • Communication skills- communicating effectively in a variety of formats: for example in small group and full class discussions; written work; visual formats.
  • Why did so many Russians support the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 and what actually is communism?


  • Stalin’s brutal rule of terror- why did 20 million people have to die? How is Stalin viewed by Russians today?


  • NZ in the 19th century: early Maori; colonisation and the changing relationships between Maori and European (this will be the basis for the internals).

    


Resources Required

1B8 exercise book- optional

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91435 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.2 - Analyse an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
5
5
5
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91436 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.3 - Analyse evidence relating to an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91437 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.4 - Analyse different perspectives of a contested event of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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