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Humanities

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Humanities Department Teachers
Mr Sng Thiam Eng
(HOD / Hum)
Mr Benjamin Yuan
(SH / Geo)
Mdm Rebecca Kan 
(SH / CCE)
Mr Bernard Roy Sanjay Nair
Ms Rossellini Tan
Ms  Nurul Aqidah Binte Shabudin  Ms Nicolette Ng Ms Nur Diana
Ms Yeo Xue Ying
Ms Sarah Oh Ms Rusydiah Ms Kwek Chia Hui

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Vision:

To develop pupils from Christ Church Secondary into persons imbued with the necessary skills, knowledge and values that may be acquired from the study of Humanities.

*MOE Corporate Values 

 

~Key Areas of Focus:

Directions for the department

*Learning Our Passion

 (To embrace continuous self-directed learning as a way of life) 

 

~Holistic Education

 (To develop the whole child and maximise their potential in pursuit of their dreams)

To develop in our students 

·         the 21st century skills essential for lifelong and independent learning. 

·         a keen interest in the Humanities through classroom and experiential learning with the aim of providing a well-balanced, holistic education.

~Innovation & Enterprise 

(To build a spirit of resilience that can cope with and overcome adversity) 

To raise our students’ awareness of current issues affecting Singapore and the rest of the world. This will enable them to gain a broader perspective in order to survive and thrive in a changing global landscape.

~NE 

(To work towards racial integration and a strong sense of belonging that will bond them to their homeland)

To equip our students with a strong sense of national pride and identity that will serve to root them to their homeland even as they venture out to the wider world.

*People Our Focus 

(To develop people to maximise their potential in pursuit of their dreams) 

 

*Excellence Our Pursuit 

(To reflect and adept in order to become the best that we can be)

To see the worth in every child so that they will be developed to their fullest potential. 

 

To affirm that every child is different and all are valued. Using differentiated instruction, teachers will seek to increase our students’ potential and encourage them to achieve quality results in the Humanities through various activities.

Department Key Programme

General Overview

Humanities Week (Term 3) 

Humanities Week is an event that leads up to the nation’s biggest celebration, National Day. During this week, students will showcase their learning and understanding of History, Geography and Social Studies. 


 Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) approach through Experiential Learning Programme (ELP)

To bring to life the knowledge learnt in the classroom, classes are bought out to the field as part of ‘Experiential Learning Programme’ (ELP). This programme seeks to allow the students to connect the knowledge and skills they have learnt in the classroom to the real world. This aspect is also part of the subject wide IBL approach to the Humanities. 

Secondary One IBL: Geographical Investigation (GI) on Forests at Sungei Buloh and Historical Investigation (HI) at the Singapore River Trail 

This ELP for Secondary One Geography students seeks to expose them to features of the secondary tropical rainforest at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Students are equipped with the appropriate equipment and training to aid them in applying the knowledge that they have learnt to the current Geography syllabus. This is reinforced in the ELP for Secondary One History students who will be tasked to go to the banks of the Singapore River to collect information at historical sites that are relevant to their current History syllabus. 


Secondary Two Geographical Investigation (GI) on Housing 

Housing is a challenging and complex issue faced by many cities today. Though Singapore does not face the problem of widespread housing shortages, it is critical that Singapore provides inclusive housing for its people. In this GI, students learn how cities have adopted different strategies to manage housing issues. In this investigation, students were tasked to carry out fieldwork in and around the immediate vincity of Vista Point Neighbourhood Centre, through the conduct of questionnaire surveys and annotated photography in order to assess the extent to which the Neighbourhood Centre meets the needs of residents who live around it.

Secondary Three IBL: Weather Trail (GE) and City area (SS/HI) Trail

This Experiential Learning Programme is specially created for Secondary Three Geography students to expose them to field based research using the Inquiry Based Learning approach. Using the area around the school, students will use various equipment to research the impact of various materials (eg concrete, grass etc) on weather conditions.  Students are equipped with the appropriate equipment and training to aid them in applying the knowledge that they have learnt according to the current Geography syllabus. In addition, students doing History will get to visit the areas in the city that have great historical significance such as the Padang and the Old Parliament House in addition to museums in the area. This will help them to examine artefacts as well as how these areas have contributed to the economic, social and political changes that have created modern Singapore.  

Secondary Four IBL: Tourism Trail (GE) and CBD (SS/HI) Trail
This learning journey is embarked on by our Secondary 4 students to expose them to an exploration of the reasons for tourism growth. The site chosen for this activity ranges from cultural sites such as Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam to recreational sites such as Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa. Students are equipped with the appropriate equipment and training to aid them in applying the knowledge that they have learnt according to the current Geography syllabus. In addition, students doing History will get to visit these areas to examine how they have developed over the years and the resulting economic, social and political impacts.