3HIS

Level 3 History*

Course Description

In Level 3 History students will learn from the past in order to better understand the present and future. This 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. The colonisation of NZ in the 19th Century provides a context for the internals.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • 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: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 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
A.S. 91438 v2
NZQA Info
History 3.5 - Analyse the causes and consequences of a significant historical event
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 6r,6w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 20
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

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