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  • The Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis

    This was the age when the powers of the West and the Communist Block fought a battle for supremacy that led to the very brink of nuclear Armageddon. We will be examining what the sources of this conflict were and how a nuclear holocaust was avoided.

    Assessments covered:

    91232: Interpret different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders - 4 credits (Internal)

    91229: Carry out an historical inquiry that is of significance to New Zealanders - 5 credits (Internal)

  • Vietnam

    This topic examines the origins and course of the war in Vietnam and how this conflict became part of a regional conflict. It also examines how and why successive western countries became involved in a war that logic told them they could not win from the outset and what lessons this should have taught later administrations.

    Assessments covered:

    91234: Examine how a significant historical event affected New Zealand society. - 5 credits (External)

    91235: Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event - 4 credits (External)

    91230: Examine an historical event or place that is of significance to New Zealanders. – 5 credits (Internal)

  • You have been told and shown this before but it is worth saying it again.

    The best thing you can do to help yourself is follow this link: . Once there look to your right and under the heading NCEA you will see the Subject tab. Click on this then click on History. Next scroll down to resources for external standards. Now click on Examination documents for which ever level you are studying at. Here you will find all the old exams and exemplars of student work.

    It is also worth looking at the assessment specifications and the assessment schedules and judgements. These provide valuable insight into how your work is marked.