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Literacy Credits: 22    (R) UE Reading Literacy credits: 13    (W) UE Writing Literacy credits

What should I have already achieved?

Preferably 12 NCEA Level 1 History or English credits, but anyone may select this course. Some
students may apply for alternative entry - this will be after a conversation with your Learning Advisor and
at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the course.
What will I learn?
We will continue building on the historical skills we started to develop in Level 1 broadening our topics by
including Ancient History. The topics will include:
  • New Zealand Protest Movements - this topic will look the causes of a range of protests which occurred around New Zealand and its effects on today's society. Understanding the different reasons that protests occur and their consequences/effects is important. Also understanding that protests do not just happen overseas, they occur here in Aotearoa as well.
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bomb - this topic will look at the bombing of Hiroshima and the Japanese and American perspectives of the Pacific Theatre during World War II. This topic has significance to Aotearoa as we eventually became a Nuclear-Free Country in 1987, and still as to this day.
  • Conspiracy Theories - linked to the dropping of the atomic bomb, students will have the opportunity to explore conspiracy theories in relation to historical events and gain an understanding about the perspectives.
How will this course be assessed?
From a choice of 5 NCEA Level 2 History Achievement Standards
  • Three internally assessed standards that make up 14 credits (these are compulsory)
  • Two externally assessed standards that make up 9 credits
Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
There will be no FAOs offered in 2018.

What are the course costs? TBC