Level 2 History - Racism, Reaction and Rebellion

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Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

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:

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  • Critical thinking- reasoning, interpreting information, explaining, identifying patterns and trends, synthesising information, making judgements based on evidence.

  • South Africa - why was the racist system of Apartheid created and how did Black South Africans overthrow it?

  • Information literacy- identifying fact and opinion, making judgements about the quality of information, assessing the reliability of different sources of information such as websites.
  • The 1981 Springbok Tour - why did a rugby game divide NZ and lead to riots?

  • Communication skills- communicating effectively in a variety of formats: for example in small group and full class discussions; written work; visual formats.
  • Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - why did the USA make the controversial decision to use nuclear weapons? 


  • Aotearoa in the 20th Century - what key events have shaped our nation and how has Aotearoa been a world leader?



Year Levels/Departments:

History, Seniors



Resources Required

1B5 or 1B8 exercise book