Level 2 History - Conflict, Crisis and Conspiracy Theories - topics in 20thC History

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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:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Critical thinking- reasoning, interpreting information, explaining, identifying patterns and trends, synthesising information, making judgements based on evidence.

  • Conspiracies and Mysteries: the Erebus crash (Air NZ); President Kennedy's assassination; Marilyn Monroe's suicide.

  • Information literacy- identifying fact and opinion, making judgements about the quality of information, assessing the reliability of different sources of information such as websites.
  • Racism and conflict: Australia's lost generation; NZ dawn raids; the student protest in Soweto, South Africa; the Springbok Tour.

  • Communication skills- communicating effectively in a variety of formats: for example in small group and full class discussions; written work; visual formats.
  • Culture in crisis: protest movements in NZ - Vietnam, Bastion Point, the Hikoi, Nuclear free NZ; teen culture and moral outrage.



Year Levels/Departments:

History, Seniors



Resources Required

1B5 or 1B8 exercise book