A broad survey of the effect of conflict in the Middle East on the rest of the
world, including New Zealand. The topic will study the emergence of the
state of Israel and conflict in the Holy Land. A special studies component involving a research inquiry into an historical
event or place, using primary and secondary sources.
- Teacher: Megan Dundass
Year 11 History has a very focus. Selected themes in modern 20th Century history are studied.
Close attention is given to current events illustrating the topics. Study of visual resources –
cartoons, graphs, maps, statistics and other documents is a major part of the course.
Research projects encourage students to be independent and show initiative.
History is a study of the awesome world of the past: its triumphs, terrors, marvels and mistakes. Students will learn the skills of historical research, to think critically and become an informed citizen of the
modern world. The focus will be on the ‘stories’ of past events, eras and civilisations while building a
practical skills base for future learning.