Chapter One: New Zealand in 1945: Still 'For King and Country'
Chapter Two: New Zealand's search for security after World War Two
Chapter Three: War and peace: The Commonwealth and United Nations
Chapter Four: War and peace: South East Asia and the Pacific
Chapter Five: Rugby and racism: Sporting contacts with South Africa
Chapter Six: New Zealand and Pacific island nations
Chapter Seven: Nuclear issues
The following Achievement Standard skills are incorporated into activities to give students practice for assessments, whether Internal or External:
AS1.1: Select relevant evidence.
AS1.2: Identify and communicate relevant key ideas, with supporting evidence.
AS1.3: Examine historical sources and identify historical facts, ideas and points of view, describe relationships, and make judgements about the usefulness and/or reliability of the evidence provided in the sources.
AS1.4: Describe and explain perspectives, and express views consistent with these. (This skill is included, even though students may not answer on this topic in the exam, as the Achievement Standard states at the time of writing.)
AS1.5: Describe factors that have shaped a New Zealand identity, in an essay. Instructions are given on how to plan and write an essay. Each section has one or two AS1.5 style essay questions (with some content guidance).
AS1.6: At appropriate points in the text the preceding events are analysed in terms of their impact on the shaping of New Zealand identity.