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: WW1 and the decade of 1910-1920; 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


12 History

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91001 v3 History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

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.