What is History about?
History examins the past to understand the present.
Why Study History
"Important abilities and qualities of mind are acquired through the Study of History. They are particularly valuable for the graduate as a citizen and are ready transferable to many occupations and careers"
In the History Department, we provide the following courses at NCEA Levels 6, 7, 8.
We study the Origins of World War 2 and Black Civil Rights in the USA 1945 - 1970.
We study 2 topics from the Weimar Republic, Germany 1918 - 1933 and The Rise of Adolf Hitler. Russian 1905 - 1923 and The Rise of Communism, or the Vietnam War.
We study Tudor-Stuart England from 1558 - 1660.
While studying history, you will use the following skills:
- Essay Writing
- Paragraph Writing
- Communicating Ideas
- Note Making
- Document Analysis
- People Perspectives on Historical Events