Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 History

Course Description

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In the Level 2 History course learners will explore the historical themes of resistance and revolution by gathering information from historical sources such as artefacts, films, guest speakers, and historical sites. Learners will gain an understanding of the causes, consequences, differing perspectives, and the significance of three different events.

The study of History develops a range of valuable skills, including:

  • Effective research processes – selecting appropriate sources of information etc

  • Written communication - paragraph, and essay writing

  • Verbal communication – expressing ideas and opinions

  • Critical thinking – thinking deeper about events and different perspectives on these

  • Connecting past with present – how past events have influenced social and political situations today

  • Separating fact from fiction

Topics that may be covered: 

  • The struggle for Vietnamese Independence (The Vietnam War)

  • The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (The Holocaust)

  • The Dawn Raids in 1970s New Zealand

Learning Areas:

History, Social Science


Level 3 History

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Air Force Officer, Archivist, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Historian, Artist, Artistic Director, Barrister, Minister of Religion, Graphic Designer, Interior Designer, Conservator, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Judge, Curator, Workplace Relations Adviser, Records Adviser

Course Costs and Equipment

1 x 2B8 (hard cover) exercise book, 40 page clear file, highlighters


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.