L1HIS:
Level 1History

(in 2023 we will be piloting the new NCEA Level 1 History standards)

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Historical narratives are constructed

The stories we tell of who we are and what is important are constructed from the past.

  • Historical narratives are contested

Individuals and groups debate the importance and relevance of events and trends and this adds to our understanding of history

  • Power relationships often drive history

Historical events and change are influenced by the way that individuals and communities compete for power and control over resources and sovereignty.

  • Place shapes the histories of peoples

Historical narratives bring places to life, and places give significance to historical narratives.

  • Identity is interwoven with history

We are our history. Our history is shaped through whakapapa/ lineages, whanaungatanga/ ancestry, turangawaewae/right to belong


What are the topics?

1) The Central Otago Gold Rush

2) The Origins of the Second World War

3) Events in Aotearoa/New Zealand History

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?

Reading comprehension skills, a questioning mind, empathy and the ability to think critically.

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?

To a deeper understanding of the nature of the world and its peoples. To an appreciation of Aotearoa New Zealand's rich history. Also into 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.

INDICATIVE COSTS:

For all indicative course costs please see the Course Costs Page.

ASSESSMENT OUTLINE:


L1HIS

ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS:

The internal achievement standards will be assessed after the appropriate topics have been taught.

Due Date: Submissions must be by the due date. Extensions may be granted as per Mount Aspiring College NCEA rules. Missing a deadline means Not Achieved for that standard.

Submitting through Google Classroom: For assignments set through Google Classroom, the student must submit using the 'hand in' or 'submit' button to be considered submitted.

Resubmission: In the case that the student is close to achievin and a minor change will achieve that then a resubmission may be offered at the discretion of the teacher. Resubmissions are only for raising Not Achieved to Achieved.

Reassessment: There may be reassessment opportunities if time allows and at the teachers discretion. Reassessment opportunities are only available to those who made a substantial effort on the first assessment and met any deadlines. Reassessment will be undertaken by the student outside of regular class and homework tasks. A strict deadline will be set by the teacher.

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.