Course Overview: History 2021

Course Overview


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The History program at Ao Tawhit is designed to introduce students to the study of History for NCEA assessment. Students who are working at NZ Curriculum Level 6 will work towards NCEA Level 1 achievement standards while those that have already completed Level 1 will work towards NCEA Level 2 and 3 with University Entrance. At each NCEA level a year plan exists that progresses students towards independent historic inquiry.

Term 1 is a good time to experiment with History and the chance to join a class-based topic. Exploration of historic context, identification of differing perspectives, and analysis of historical resources are outcomes of this course. Developing ways of accessing and using historical resources to explain differences of opinion, experiences and actions are part of the learning focus for this term. Understanding key historical ideas, appropriate research methods, and organisation and communication skills will be established.

Term 2 builds on the learning from term 1 and is devoted to supporting students towards assessment of an independent historic inquiry. This inquiry focuses on successful historical research, students’ goal setting, self-management and reflection on learning. Students are free to choose any topic through negotiation with Richard but must be able to communicate the significance of their topic for NZ.

Term 3 offers the opportunity to develop effective communication of key ideas identified in term 2 and will involve creating a Teaching and Learning Resource as well as writing an essay on differing perspectives within their topic.

Students are supported towards one additional NCEA assessment through external exam preparation in term 4.

It is important to view History as a year long program. Term 1 is essential for students' understanding of the expectations around assessments for the rest of the year. Additionally, Term 2 is a pre-requisite for study in Term 3.

Assessments:

History

NCEA 1
Term 1-3: 91004 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91001 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91002 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Writing)
Term 4: Preparation for External Exam 91003 (4 credits plus Level 1 Literacy in Reading and Writing)
Total credits at NCEA 1: 12 Internal + 4 External = 16

NCEA 2
Term 1-3: 91229 (4 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91230 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91232 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 4: Preparation for External Exam 91231 (4 credits plus UE Literacy in Reading and Writing)
Total credits at NCEA 2: 14 Internal + 4 External = 18

NCEA 3
Term 1-3: 91437 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91434 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 1-3: 91435 (5 credits plus UE Literacy in Writing)
Term 4: Preparation for External Exam 91436 (4 credits plus UE Literacy in Reading and Writing)
Total credits at NCEA 3: 15 Internal + 4 External = 19



Courses offered per block.

TitleLA CodeBlockYear
History Portfolio: CompletionRICM32021
History Portfolio: Presentations and PerspectivesRICM22021
Independent History PortfolioRICM12021