Year 12 History: Crisis and Controversy (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)
Teacher in Charge: R. Kuitert
Crisis and Controversy - Aspects of 20th Century History.
This course will begin by investigating New Zealand disasters. Students will examine a variety of topics, such as the Tangiwai disaster, the sinking of the Wahine, and the Erebus disaster, to understand how these events have shaped the lives of New Zealanders. The first part of this unit will focus on developing key historical skills through active participation in group work, inquiry and the examination of sources. This part of the course is flexible and students will be encouraged to investigate disaster topics that are of personal interest.
In the second half of this course the focus will shift to key events in Aotearoa in the 20th Century. Students will be able to select their own research focus, such as the 1975 Land March, Homosexual Law Reform, the 1981 Springbok Tour and the Bombing of the Rainbow Warrior. This research focus will form the basis of students' first two internal assessments.
Students will then plunge into the world of controversial race relations, surveying South Africa during the brutal apartheid years. South Africa's apartheid regime will be used to provide a framework for the final internal assessment and one external assessment.
Throughout this course, students will explore topics through film, documentaries and a range of internet and book based texts.
This course is designed to develop students' skills of gathering and assessing evidence and presenting it in effective written formats.
Assessment: 3 internal assessments (14 credits) 2 external assessments (9 credits)
Contributions and Equipment
2 1B8 Exercise book
Internet capable device (chromebook, laptop or ipad)
Recommended Prior Learning
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
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