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smc foundation diploma – History


Entry Recommendations: Open entry.

Course Outline: This is a varied course that introduces students to the discipline of History. The topics studied revolve around four key themes – The Black Civil Rights Movement, the key events which led to the outbreak of World War II, a research investigation into a New Zealand criminal case and field trips to sites of local historical significance.

Skills developed in the course:

  • Understanding differing points of view
  • Interpretation of sources
  • Critiquing sources
  • Research skills
  • Formal writing using evidence

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 History or IB History.

Assessment – Components of this course will be selected from the following assessments:

  • Perspectives on a historical event of significance to Aotearoa – New Zealand – written report – 25%
  • Historical research into an event or place of significance to Aotearoa – New Zealand – research folder – 35%
  • Present findings form historical research using sources and concepts – presentation – 25%
  • Interpreting historical sources of information with a local history focus – exam – 15%
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