Level 2 History
The History course at Level 2 will comprise two major case studies exploring themes, ideas, ideologies and events of the 20th Century. The major studies will be Hitler and Nazism and its Impact on Society and The Cold War and Its Impact on Society.
Hitler & Nazism and the Impact on Society will look at Germany from 1918 - 1945 and will explore some of the following ideas:
- German democracy post World War I and its failure.
- The Rise of Hitler.
- Hitler's consolidation of power.
- The consequences for Germany and the world because of dictatorship.
The Cold War will look at the world (including New Zealand) from 1945 to 1990 and explore ideas and events such as:
- The Rise of the Superpower
- The East/West divide
- The role of Ideology
- The Nuclear World
- The Arms Race
- Specific events such as the Berlin Blockade, Cuban Missile Crisis, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan.
Assessment will comprise up to three internal standards and two external standards for NCEA Level 2. Standards are worth 4 or 5 credits depending on the standard.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students are advised that it is beneficial to have achieved the basic standards of literacy at Level 1.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:
- meeting any course entry requirements
- minimum class sizes
- the availability of teaching staff
and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.