History - War
- Learning Area:
- Social Sciences / Media / Commerce
- 2021 - 2022
- Literacy Standards
- 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:
This course will be focused on World War One and World War Two. It will explore the many different facets of the two wars including: the origins of the wars; the technological and medical advancements; conscientious objectors; espionage; trench warfare; women and animals in war, and many more. Students will then complete a research internal on a certain aspect of their choice.
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:
- Origins of the wars
- The Role of Propaganda
- Conscientious objectors – focusing on Archibald Baxter
- The role of animals, women, and children
- Key battles of WW1 and WW2
- Trench warfare
- War on the home front
- Technological and medical advancements – including a case study on the work of Archibald McIndoe
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.
This course can be taken in combination with any other Year 11 History semester course.
- For further information see:
- Mrs T Smith
In Year 9 students start the first year of their two year junior programme. Year 9 consists of two semesters (half year-long) with a combination of compulsory courses and option courses chosen by the students.
In Year 9 students will take 12 semester (half-year) courses that include:
a) Compulsory Courses - 2 semesters of Health & PE, Mathematics, Science, and one Semester of English and Social Studies. (the reverse happens in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
b) Option Courses - Four semesters of option courses (note: students choose 5 option courses in Year 10, the second year of the junior programme).
Year 10 students study five compulsory courses (English, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, Science and Social Sciences) and six semester (half year) options (see individual course details). You can choose to do one semester course from a subject area eg: Drama - Part 1 or take two semester courses from a subject area, which is equivalent to a whole year course eg: Drama Part - 1 and Drama - Part 2. Pathways for all course at all levels are summarised on the Course Planning Chart.
A few Year 10 semester two courses require you to complete semester one first, before doing semester two.
Students won't be gaining Level 1 NCEA in Year 11. There will be up to one internal NCEA assessment per semester course, giving students the opportunity to gain approximately 45 credits but not the 80 needed for Level 1 NCEA. Some assessments maybe at Level 2 NCEA. These internal assessments will expose students to the way different subject areas assess NCEA in preparation for Year 12 and the completion of Level 2 NCEA.
Year 12 students study six year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart). There are no compulsory courses, however, English and Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Students have the option of studying five courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their five courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
Year 13 students study five year-long courses (see individual course details and Course Planning Chart) and have an Independent Study (IST). A sixth course can be selected in place of IST. Students have the option of studying four courses. In such cases, students will be placed in the Independent Learning Project (ILP001) course, in addition to their four courses, so that they can be mentored and have their progress monitored.
For students that are intending to gain University Entrance it is strongly recommended that they select at least four University Entrance approved courses. Refer to individual course details to check if a course is a University Entrance approved subject
Year 13 (IST) is independent, unsupervised learning that can take place at school or at home. Students are responsible for managing their work during this time.