Have you always wanted to learn about history? In this course students will explore some of the most exciting moments in our history! We will cover some of the most interesting, weird and wonderful stories from our past. Find out about moments of conflict to moments when we led the world and gave women the right to vote. We will look at case studies like the Seacliff Mental Hospital, or Minnie Dean the only woman hanged in New Zealand. Students will get to learn about the first people to arrive in New Zealand as well as documents such as He Whakaputanga (our Declaration of Independence) and the Treaty of Waitangi, that have shaped our nation’s identity. If you have enjoyed courses like War, Law and Order or Ancients Alive, this is the next step for you.
You will explore the areas of:
- Life in the 19th Century for women
- Gender roles and equality
- The fight for women’s right to vote
- Human arrival and colonisation of New Zealand
- Influential groups such as whalers, sealers, traders and missionaries
- He Whakaputanga and Te Tiriti o Waitangi