PAC1
This course requires 2 options.

Pacific Studies 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr T. Petersen-Banuve

This course will focus on Pacific culture and arts. Students will undertake written assessment in terms of researching aspects of pacific indigenous culture, societies and indigenous knowledge. This is a great course for students to explore their cultural heritage and further their knowledge into the journey of Pacific islanders. 

Course Overview

Term 1
In the first term of study, the class looks at research into aspects of Pacific change and development. This research task covers topics such as government, infrastructure, music, entrepreneurship and much more. This is a chance for students to cast their net far and wide to understand how Pacific islanders have adapted to change and development over time.

Term 2
During this term, students will have the opportunity to look into the societies of Pacific island cultures. This looks specifically at life in rural communities such as villages and the many different protocols there. This is quite significant as it allows students to perhaps explore their own Pacific island heritage and how local society operates.

Term 3
This term is all about indigenous knowledge and practice. Students are focused on the history of their particular Pacific island nation and will explore how many practices were created. This often relates to topics such as myth and legend, cultural dance, tattoo art, religion and rituals. This is often knowledge that is lacking for Pacific islanders, so is a great topic to help understand about the very beginning of their heritage.

Towards the end of the term, each student will select a particular aspect of Pacific island culture that they enjoy, where they will then present it to the class. This is often a great opportunity for students to work on their posture, presentation and knowledge.

Prerequisites

Open Entry

Pathway

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 13 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 17162 v6
NZQA Info
Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific indigenous knowledge with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 17168 v5
NZQA Info
Draw a conclusion after an investigation into an aspect of Pacific society with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26538 v6
NZQA Info
Communicate understanding of an aspect of Pacific culture through a planned presentation with direction
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 13
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0