While History is in the past, there are many connections to today. Year 11 History looks at global, national and local events and movements that have occurred throughout time; focusing on causes and consequences.

Throughout this course, you will:

  • Explore the different aspects of war, looking specifically at New Zealand's involvement in wars over its short history.

  • Develop a range of research and inquiry skills to build a deep understanding of a range of sources and how you can construct history.

  • Explore how to construct narratives through historical concepts and using historical evidence.

In Semester 1 students will be exploring civil conflicts in the latter part of the 19th Century. Students will investigate overseas as well as domestic civil conflicts and their impact to people's live at the time and today. Historical contexts to be studied are:

  • United States Civil War

  • Waikato Wars - Kīngitanga Movement

In Semester 2 students will be investigating New Zealand's search for its own identity throughout 20th Century. Students will explore New Zealand's journey from being a British dominion, to a fully functioning independent government who has standing in the international community. Historical contexts to be studied are:

  • World War One

  • Vietnam War

Possible field trip: Auckland Memorial Museum (Memorials, Displays, Tour)