Level 2 History

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level Two History

History 200 covers key events and concepts of New Zealand and global history. The course covers the many facets of the Cold War and New Zealand Protests. This literacy rich subject encompasses an analysis of movements, ideas, people and events which have shaped our lives.  Topics include, the Vietnam War, the battle at Dien Bien Phu, the Tet Offensive, Americanisation of the Vietnam War, the fall of Nazi Germany, the Bay of Pigs invasion, Cuban Missile Crisis and the construction of the Berlin Wall.  New Zealand topics will cover the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Parihaka, Waihi Strikes and Nuclear Free protests. 

History 200 would suit a student with a strong interest in the world around them.  Students would benefit strongly from taking Geography alongside History.  

The internal assessments for this course will be undertaken both in class and in the students' own time. Reliable access to the internet, while not essential, is recommended. Students are encouraged to use the library in their own time to access digital information as well as make use of the very many resources available.

A good grasp of English as a language is helpful as there are aspects of the course that can be quite text heavy. Reading and writing are an unavoidable aspect of history, and students are encouraged to read widely in their own time to support their study.

Proposed field trips for this subject include Northhead and Torpedo Bay Navy Museum. 

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


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