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

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

Course Outline:

History Events and People That Have Rocked our World covers important individuals, groups and events that have shaped Aotearoa New Zealand and the world.

Content includes:

The Plague.

Crime: Jack the Ripper and the women he murdered, The Parker Hulme Murder

Apartheid in South Africa.

Famous and infamous kiwis: Te Puea Hērangi, Charles Upham, Archibald McIndoe, Whina Cooper, Ettie Rout, Nancy Wake, Minnie Dean.

The rise and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Gulags and Great Escapes.

World War One: The Christmas Truce.

The adventures of Ernest Shackleton.

The Irish Famine.

Beatlemania hits New Zealand.


Medicine over time.

Disasters: Sinking of the Titanic, the Wahine disaster, Chernobyl, Mt Erebus air crash.

Cults: Charles Manson and the Manson family, Waco.

Prohibition, gangsters and the six o’clock swill.

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.


Where Does It Lead:

HIS201 if entry requirements are met

For further information see:
Mrs T Smith