Albany Senior High School/Coursebook/1HIS
History Level 1
What will I do?
This course runs for a full year and would appeal to students interested in how past events have shaped lives. The course is largely based on interpretation (reading) sources and written critical analysis of the sources. You will have the opportunity to think deeply about, and debate, ideas and issues about conflicts. You will learn to investigate and communicate knowledge and understanding, and how to interpret historical resources like the Auckland War Memorial Museum, cartoons, maps, photographs and posters. You will manage your learning, interact with others and contribute to the wider learning community. You will gain knowledge, skills and experience to understand the impact of past events on New Zealand society and understand that people's perspectives of these events differ.
Dangerous Cults - Jim Jones and Jonestown. This assessment activity requires you to research one event from the People's Temple Cult in the USA in the 1970's, which is of significance to New Zealanders. The Jonestown massacre of the time period is of significance to New Zealanders, because public awareness of the severe dangers of cults may help avert similar future devastation. Jonestown is also a lesson in what happens when social or religious movements encourage the suspension of critical reasoning, autonomy, individuality and personal rights.
Rise of Hitler. This topic explores the causes and consequences of a major event in German and world history; how the leadership of Hitler and the Nazi Party in Germany was due to the historical factors of World War 1 and the economic and political problems during the 1920s and 1930s led to the appointment of Adolf Hitler as Fuhrer of Germany in 1934 and how this led to the formation of a Nazi Government and the social and military consequences of this action on Germany and the world stage.
New Zealand Land Wars. This topic demonstrates the understanding of different perspectives between the Government forces and Maori tribes. In the 1840s and 1860s conflict over sovereignty and land led to battles over land. The most sustained campaign was the clash between the Māori king and the Crown. Land confiscations to punish tribes that fought against the Crown have left a long legacy of grievances.
What standards will I be doing?
There are 20 Level 1 History credits available in History. Any changes to the assessment dates given below will be notified in the school calendar next year. Further, students will be notified by their history teacher.
There are three internals during the year, these are compulsory for all students. The externals are optional but students should consider taking only one or two to increase their chances of gaining quality credits. All internal assessments require extensive reading of historical texts and a high level of writing.
Summary of standards
|NCEA Level One||Standard Number||Name of standard||Version Number||Credits|| Internal
|History Domain|| 1.1
|Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders||3||4||I||Yes||No|
|History Domain|| 1.2
|Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders||3||4||I||Yes||No|
| History Domain
| Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Demonstrate understanding of social relationships in the classical
|History Domain|| 1.5
|Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event||3||4||External||Yes||No|
1.6 AS 91006
|Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society||4||4||External||Yes||No|
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Frequently asked questions
Where does History fit into Albany Senior High School?
History is managed through the History and Classical Studies Department at ASHS.
Is there lots of reading and writing?
There is often quite a bit of reading for internals, in most cases internals are presented in an essay format and must be written. Externals you will need to be prepared to write essays under exam conditions.
What are the aims and philosophy for teaching History at the school?
Our department philosophy is to provide learning opportunities about history and classical studies that:
- engage student curiosity;
- create opportunities for deep understanding about groups, movements, conflicts and ideologies in history;
- create links of understanding for students to political, social, economic and religious environments and/or institutions operating in today's world.
Questions about expectations for students/ student NZQA handbook
This course contains 20 credits and you will be expected to attempt and participate in all of the assessment work.
What to do if . . .
I have an assessment today, but I am too sick.
Phone your tutor straight away to tell them. Leave a message if you have to. You must go to your doctor to have the medical form filled in. Bring the completed form to your tutor when you return to school. You will also need to fill in a missed assessment form (reception) and return it to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.
I have an assessment today, but there's been an accident or some family emergency or trauma.
Phone your tutor as soon as you are able. When you return to school you must bring a note from your parent/guardian or your school counsellor and you will also need to fill in a missed assessment form and return to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.
I did the assessment, but I think I didn't do my best because I was sick or really upset.
Straight away, ask your teacher about further assessment opportunities or other evidence they may have collected. Your doctor will have to fill out the medical form if you were sick or you will need to bring a note from your parent/guardian or your school counsellor.
I have to hand in this assessment today, but I am too sick to come, or there's been some family emergency or trauma.
Send the assessment to the school office, or if you can't, phone your tutor who can talk to the Specialist Subject leader about what can be done. You will also need to fill in a missed assessment form and return to the school within 3 school days of the missed assessment.
I'm going on a school trip.
You will be notifying the teachers affected at least one week before the trip. They will decide about your assessment in consultation with the Specialist Subject leader.
I'm going on a family holiday.
You must ask permission by writing to the Principal, Ms Cavanagh. Tell your teachers, but be aware that you are very likely to forfeit the credits for assessments you miss.
I have tutoring, a music lesson, cultural or sports practice, rehearsal.
Do the assessment at the correct time. The other things are not as high a priority. Don't forget to let other people know you are attending the assessment in advance to show respect for their time!
Handing in my work.
In most cases your work will have a due date set for the whole class. However, it is the policy of this department to work with students as individuals to ensure that they are ready to be assessed. You will have to talk to your teacher who will consult with the SSL over whether your work can be assessed at a prearranged time. To ensure authenticity is maintained between students who have handed in their work and those that are still completing the assessment, there will be a "hand back" date set for your class. Further, you are required to sign an authenticity cover sheet.
My computer or printer breaks down.
You need to be aware that technology can fail at the crucial moment. Please back up your work as this is unlikely to be acceptable as a reason for late work. It is your responsibility to guard against losing your work through technological failure by printing out your work at regular intervals and saving your work on a back-up disk. If your printer breaks down, print at school or email the work to your teacher.
I chose not to come to that test or hand in that assessment.
You will get no marks or credit for that assessment.
It is important that you understand what you need to do to achieve success this year. Your teachers will give you clear information about what is expected. You need to make sure that you check with your teacher if you are unsure about anything.
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