Year 12 History: Crisis and Controversy (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021)

12HIS
Course Description

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)



Pathway

Year 13 Classical Studies - Mythology, Heroism and Life after Death (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021), Year 13 Geography, Year 13 History: Russia (This course is now full and no longer available in 2021), Year 13 Media Studies, Year 13 Tourism

Contributions and Equipment

2 1B8 Exercise book
Flash drive
Internet capable device (chromebook, laptop or ipad)


Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91229 v2 History 2.1 - Carry out an inquiry of an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91230 v2 History 2.2 - Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91231 v2 History 2.3 - Examine sources of an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91232 v2 History 2.4 - Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event that is of significance to New Zealanders
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91233 v2 History 2.5 - Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event
2
E
5
Y
5r,5w
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Pathway Tags

Academic librarian, Archaeologist, Archivist, Broadcast Journalist, Civil Service Administrator, Politician, Editor, Information Specialist, Curator, Lawyer, Researcher, Museum Specialist, Archivist, Librarian, Museum Educator, Media, Marketing, Public Relations Professional, Advertising, Proof Reader, Fact Checker (Publishing), Documentary Film Makers, Historians, Genealogists, Author, Teacher.