11 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs M. Welsh

This course aims to:

  • gain understanding of the significance of key events in twentieth century world history and NZ’s place in these events
  • develop research and communication skills
  • weigh evidence and to form judgements on a basis of information rather than prejudice
  • appreciate differing views on past events and actions
  • enable students to value History as a means to understand the present and anticipate the future

The course will focus on Conflict in the Twentieth Century as a theme:

  • Global Conflict: New Zealanders experiences in WW1; Rise of Fascism and WW2
  • Racial Conflict: Slavery and Black Civil Rights in the USA
  • Social Conflict: Protest and activism in New Zealand eg. Springbok Tour in NZ, 1981, Bastion Point and Nuclear Campaign

Course Overview

Term 1
Slavery and Black Civil Rights in the USA

Term 2
Global Conflict: New Zealand and World War One

Term 3
Global Conflict: Rise of Fascism and World War Two

Term 4
Social Protest in Aotearoa

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences

Assessment Policy & Procedures

12 History

Law, journalism, business, media or any other job requiring skills such as critical thinking, information literacy, problem solving, structured writing and communication and effective presentation.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Year 11 students will be visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum in conjunction with the World War One topic.

Description Type Value
11HIS Museum Trip Voluntary $10.00

Pathway Tags

Journalism, Law, Business, Media

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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.