Approx Cost:
$10 for koha for guest speakers
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry, but this course is suited to those with a strong interest in history.

Course Outline:

The Holocaust was the systematic state-sponsored killing of six million Jewish men, women, and children and millions of others including gypsies, Roma, homosexuals and those with disabilities by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War Two. 

Skills to be taught:

  • Research – how to locate and assess reliable sources, particularly within the online realm
  • Essay structure and writing – creating logical arguments that incorporate reliable evidence
  • Interpreting historical perspectives – recognising the different perspectives held in relation to significant historical events, and explaining the reasons behind these perspectives
  • Understanding significance – explaining how a person, event or place can be of significance, and how this impacts the historical narrative

Topics to be covered

  • The history of anti-semitism, the rise of the Nazi Party and the implementation of the Final Solution,
  • Life in ghettos and camps.
  • How Jews responded to their experiences through art, music and literature.
  • How the Jews resisted persecution.
  • The impact of the Holocaust including: Holocaust denial, hunting the Nazi’s after WW2,
  • The portrayal of the Holocaust through film.
  • T4 programme, the Nazi German effort to kill incurably ill, physically or mentally disabled people

This course is essential for students who have a genuine interest in history. Students who are able to manage their time effectively, complete regular class and homework will be suited to this course.

This course can be taken in combination with any other Year 11 History semester courses.

There is one internal NCEA assessment in this course which includes 4 literacy credits.

An end of semester essay will also be used to gauge suitability for Year 12 History courses.

Where Does It Lead:

HIS201 (if entry requirements are met)

For further information see:
Mrs T Smith