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Many history teachers are taking the opportunity of the new standards to introduce new topics. Various schools will now be studying: exploration, colonisation, medicine through time, crime and punishment, the 1980s etc. 

The intent of the new curriculum is to introduce inquiry based learning and some schools are making progress with this in the junior school but adapting inquiry learning to the senior school has different challenges. Inquiry learning involves teachers 'frontloading' information to 'set the scene' as it were and then allowing students to inquire into aspects of the topic that are of interest to them. With NCEA we are constrained that although students can inquire into the topic they must all arrive at the NCEA exam with appropriate information for the exams.

School History Topics

School History has liaised with a neighbouring school over the list of preferred topics generated for 2011. To engage students we will frontload the 'Black death' and the 'Peasants' Revolt' and lead into a compare/contrast of the causes and consequences of the 1918 Flu epidemic for the 1.1 (carry out an investigation of an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders); 1.2 (Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to new Zealanders); and the information will lead nicely into the 1.6 (Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society).

School History will have appropriate assessments available shortly.

We are dropping the 1.3 but covering 'French Revolution' (equality, social justice etc) for the 1.4 (and an alternative for the 1.5) or alternatively the 1918 Flu Epidemic as a choice for the 1.4 (and 1.6). For the 1.2 and 1.5 we are developing the Tudors & Stuarts topic and front loading back to Henry VIII [no connection identified (yet) in the Matrix for NZ connection]. 1.6 will be 1918 Flu again as an historical event affected NZ society.

SchoolHistoryNZ has developed assessments for 1.1, 1.2 and a practice 1.4 and uploaded onto the site. 

The topics below are based on the following plan for Level 1:

  • Medicine through time (+1918 Flu Epidemic) OR ALTERNATIVE
  • Black Death and the Peasants’ Revolt (1918 Flu Epidemic) AS 91001 V1 1.1 Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (internal 4 credits) Issued week 8 term 1, due week 1 term 2.
  • Tudors and Stuarts AS 91002 V1 1.2 Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders (internal 4 credits) Issued week 8 term 2, due week 10 term 2.
  • The French Revolution AS 91004 V1 1.4 Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders (internal 4 credits) In class week 1 term 4.
  • NCEA Exams AS 91005 V1 1.5 Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event (external 4 credits) AS 91006 V1 1.6 Describe how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society (external 4 credits).