• This unit will help you understand how Adolf Hitler was able to rise to power in Germany. You will also learn about the ideas and philosophy that drove the Nazi Party to engage in a global war and launch a campaign of genocide in Europe.
  • Spaceship Earth: In this topic you will study the effects of human economic activity on the places they live in and the planet at large. You will also look at some of the big issues around the sustainability of the worlds economy given the desire of the developing world to achieve first world status. Within this course you will look at the worlds dwindling oil supply and possible impacts and remidies of this problem. You will also look at how demand is outstripping supply in vital areas of the worlds natural resources and what can be done about this. Finally you will look at whether the world can sustain the current general demands placed upon it by the the worlds economic system. 
  • Moving On: a study of human migrations both ancient and modern. In particular you will look at what it is that motivates peole to move from one location to another and the effects this has on the places they leave and more importantly arrive in. In this study we will look at the population of the planet by our ancient anscestors, the invasion of North America by europeans and the initial stages of Maori and European contact in NZ. 

  • This unit focuses on learning the key features of NZ geography. It will teach you about where and why the main geographic features of NZ exist. It will also teach you about NZ's economy and links to the rest of the world.
  • In this Unit you will study systems of government that exist today and have existed in the past. You will learn about your own system of government and where it comes from. You will also study the system of government that was present in Middle Ages europe.
  • This unit of work looks at what are Human Rights and how they have been denied or recognised through time. In particular it will focus on the fight for human rights by various groups in the past and in the present.