WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Causes and consequences of World War 2 and discover that Adolf Hitler wasn’t totally to blame.
The reasons for a terrorist attack in Auckland harbour and how we caught them;
How and why many of the African nations refused to attend sporting events with New Zealand sportspeople.
To see an issue from more than one point of view
How to argue using reasoning not just opinion
How to spot fake news
HOW WILL I LEARN?
Through role play, film, cartoon interpretation, posters, essays and documents. You will argue and debate and learn that there is usually more than one explanation.
WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
An open mind and a desire to know more.
HOW IS THIS COURSE ASSESSED?
It uses a variety of methods and is open to both written and oral presentation.
WHERE DOES THIS COURSE LEAD?
Any subject requiring critical thinking, the ability to find out for yourself, tools to examine reliability and any subject requiring literacy, including Levels 2 and 3 History.
For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.
The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught. There will be no reassessment opportunity for these standards. You will only be given the opportunity to improve on your efforts if you get small things wrong that you can be fixed with no further teaching or learning occurring (resubmission) that will bring your grade from a Not Achieved to Achieved. Because there is no reassessment, if you do not submit the assessment on the due date you have failed the standards.
The externally assessed achievement standards will be formatively assessed using tests and exams during the year. The results from these assessments will count towards class placings and any derived grade applications if you are unable to sit final examinations.
It is vital that you read and understand the rules relating to NCEA in the section on NZQA Information.