Approx Cost:
$20.00 for an optional field trip.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

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

Course Outline:

The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States. The Civil War had officially abolished slavery, but it didn’t end discrimination against blacks—they continued to endure the devastating effects of racism, especially in the South. By the mid-20th century, African Americans had had more than enough of prejudice and violence against them. They, along with many whites, mobilized and began an unprecedented fight for equality that spanned two decades. Students will travel back in time to walk in the footsteps of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jnr and Elizabeth Eckford and ordinary Americans who did extraordinary things to help achieve equality.

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 course.

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

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

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

This course can be taken in conjunction with any other Year 11 History Semester course.

Where Does It Lead:

History 201, History 301, Tertiary Studies in History

For further information see:
Mrs T Smith