HIS1

NCEA L1 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Clark

History ask students, and helps them answer, today’s question by engaging with the past and imagining and speculating on possible futures. We present students with dilemmas, choices and beliefs of the past.

  • Origins of WW2
  • New Zealand in WW2
  • Black Civil Rights 
  • The USA
  • Student Choice Topic

You will be mainly studying topics from the twentieth century. It was a century of great triumphs and great tragedies. By the end of the year you will understand how segregation in the United States was broken down. You will learn how World War II broke out and engulfed the world. You should also have a better understanding of what role New Zealand has played on the world stage. You may also get to go on a field trip to Wellington either in HIS 100 or HIS 200. MBC has organised several trips to Europe in the past and plan to in the future, when the COVID-19 pandemic allows this to happen.

 

History is made up of people and no doubt you will have heard of some of the most famous from the 20th Century such as Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill and Roosevelt. However, you may not have heard of – Angela Davis, Peter Fraser, Francisco Franco, Georges Clemenceau, Robert Muldoon, Stokely Carmichael and David Lloyd-George. 

 

Besides learning about these events and people you will also pick up some useful skills. By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

 

  • Assess the significance of historical events and the significance of historical evidence
  • Gather and select information from a variety of sources (books, posters, pictures, documents, films, tapes, video, computers, cartoons, maps, graphs, diagrams) 
  • recognise specific points of view, bias and propaganda 
  • understand and analyse historical relationships ie. cause and effect, continuity and change 
  • recall historical material in context 
  • present information effectively ie. in debates, role plays, panels, timelines, posters, reports, articles, paragraphs, essays 
  • present an argument and support it with well-chosen evidence and reasoned conclusions 

 

These skills are highly valued by employers. The ability to communicate your ideas clearly is vital in all areas of life. Some of the main areas History students have found employment have included law, the media, government departments, teaching, public relations and business.

Figure 1: MBC students at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, 2022


Figure 2 MBC Students at the Palace of Versailles, France 2017 

Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to History - Origins of World War Two
New Zealand in World War Two - Begin AS91001 research assignment.

Term 2
New Zealand in World War Two - Complete AS91002 history article
Begin Black Civil Rights in the USA

Term 3
Black Civil Rights in the USA - AS91004 understanding perspectives
Preliminary exams 91003 & 91005
Begin fourth topic - advised by NZQA and negotiate by student choice. e.g. Protest in New Zealand in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.

Term 4
Complete fourth topic - advised by NZQA and negotiate by student choice. e.g. Protest in New Zealand in the First Half of the Twentieth Century.
NZQA Exams 91003 & 91005

Recommended Prior Learning

Open entry.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91001 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91002 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91003 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91004 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
4
4
4
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91005 v3
NZQA Info
History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0