Learn the art of the historian through a close study of texts. Consider diff erent perspectives on an event from New Zealand history. Complete research into a chosen topic. Explore the world of Ancient Greek mythology and the first Olympics. History is all about great stories and peoples’ experiences in fascinating and bizarre situations.
Sem 1 - ‘Rome emerged as the most powerful city-state of its time and grew to rule much of the known world. Learn what started it all, and the strange stories the Romans believed about themselves. Then explore the many great women of Roman history and how they made their mark in an oppressively sexist society. Finally, consider the downfall of the Republic and one of its most potent moments, the meeting in Alexandria of Caesar and Cleopatra of Egypt. Sem 2 - ‘Sappho LGBTQ+ Icon of Archaic Greece: her life, poetry and reception through the ages’ The world’s first female writer, the original Lesbian Sappho - her beautiful love poetry, and the strange long history of how later cultures have tried to tame and sanitise her memory through art and writing.
Sem 1 - External Credits 6, Internal Credits 9 Sem 2 - External Credits 4, Internal Credits 10
Semester 1 -At Level 2 we focus on developing the skills you learnt at Level 1 Hisory. Historical events covered will focus on events where people have experienced major challenges. Student choice is a feature of the course as you reaserch and learn to examine the past as a historian. Semester 2 - A focus of this course is students choice of topic for ongoing research
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
Semester 1 - ‘Te Wai Pounamu: Early South Island History’ Semester 2 - ‘The New Zealand Wars’
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both. Sem 1 - 5 External Credits, 10 Internal Credits Sem 2 - 5 External Credits, 9 Internal Credits
Extend your skills and knowledge to analyse, write about and discuss artworks. Discover how the beginning of Western art occurred through developments in society, media and theories of the 15th century.
History presents you with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. This course focusses on the causes and consequences of world events, where people have experienced threats to their way of life. You will learn to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and substantiate arguments and judgements. Student choice is a feature of this course as you research and learn to examine the past as a historian. Opportunity for blended learning.
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