Papakura High School Papakura High School

Level 2 History - NZ Historical Events: Protest and Social Justice

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Lauaki.

Recommended Prior Learning

8+ credits in L1 Social Studies or Level 1 Literacy (10 credits) or Approval of HOD Social Sciences.

This is a Literacy heavy, academic course.  Students must have a high level of Literacy skill to succeed in this course.

This Semester Course will focus on Historical Events of significance to New Zealanders.  Topics will include the Treaty of Waitangi, 1840;  the Maori Land March, 1975;  Bastion Point, 1977-1978;  the Springbok Tour, 1981 and the Dawn Raids of the 1970's.  You will choose one of these Case Studies to base your assessments on this semester.  History develops research and communication skills such as the ability to examine, select and record information and ideas, as well as to present findings effectively in written, visual and oral forms.  History focuses on critical evaluation and encourages students to think perceptively and insightfully about events, perspectives and actions in the past.

Learning Areas:

Social Sciences


The courses we offer are reviewed regularly and are subject to change.