Level 2 History
Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright
This course is designed for students wanting to go to university and will be useful in whichever subjects at university students may be interested in. It has a lot of literacy reading and writing credits and so is a viable choice for those looking for alternative literacy credits.
The skills developed include, critical source interpretation, persuasive argument and evaluation. Critical source interpretation involves interpreting a range of sources, what are they saying? How useful is the source and how reliable or useful is it? This develops your ability to understand the world as it is rather than how others say it is. Persuasive argument. This is the ability to convince others with well articulated ideas explained well and backed up with comprehensive evidence. Evaluation. History also gives you the skills to analyse perspectives and ideas to evaluate their comparative validity and usefulness, which has a number of real-world applications.
Topics include the Russian Revolution, perspectives on Gallipoli and a research task that will include trips to the University of Waikato Library.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Credits in Level 1 History or the equivalent in Level 1 external English.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
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