NCEA Course Booklet

Year 12

Prerequisites Completion of a Diploma Prep course in History, reaching a minimum of Stage 3 is required for direct entry to NCEA History. Students not meeting these requirements should speak to the HoD for conditional entry. Description The course will follow the theme of “Title Fight for the World”, focusing on issues surrounding the development of the modern world from 1840-1975” The course analyses: • Colonialism, Nationalism and Political experiments and developments • War and the impact on people and nationhood Topics taught could include: • Conflict in Vietnam, with a focus on the significance to New Zealand • The Waikato War 1863/4: Causes and Consequences • The Cold War • The Assassination of John F Kennedy The major focus for the year will be to apply significant world events in the modern world and how this impacted on New Zealand – for instance, the contribution of New Zealand to the major conflicts and the reactions back home. Research topics are likely to range from the assassination of JFK and the significance to New Zealand, to civilian massacres and world reaction – for instance, the My Lai massacre.

Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 2. There will be approximately 24 credits on offer, which will be selected from the range of following Achievement Standards: • AS 91229 (4 credits – internal) Carry out a planned inquiry of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders. • AS 91230 (5 credits – internal) Examine an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders. • AS 91231 (4 credits – external) Examine sources of an historical event of

significance to New Zealanders. • AS 91232 (5 credits – internal)

Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders. • AS 91233 (5 credits – external) Examine causes and consequences of a significant historical event. • AS 91234 (5 credits – external) Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society. The internally assessed Achievement Standards involve historical research and communicating the major findings. The end-of-year examination will assess the external Achievement Standards. The main focus of the examination is the assessment of resource interpretation, content knowledge and writing ability.

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