Humanities

Developing Gifts to Society

Every Woodlander a critical thinker with an inquiring mind ready to serve society.

Key approaches

As Humanities subjects are new to secondary school students, the following is done to help Woodlanders grow in the subjects:
  • Developing Woodlanders’ thinking skills progressively, from Sec 1 to Sec 4.
  • Tapping on Woodlanders’ day-to-day experiences to build interests
  • Learning through investigation and discovery to develop interests and critical thinking

Key Programmes

  Geography History Social Studies
Growing all Woodlanders
Experiential learning:
  • Geographical Investigation for all levels
  • Simulations through card game lessons
  • Virtual field trips through Google Cardboard VR Goggles
Collaborative Learning where students work together for skills development:
  • Using Venn Diagrams for comparison of various sources.
  • Playing the Inference Detective Card Game to making inferences
  • Perspective Taking, where students take different viewpoints
  • Upper Sec using Lego Museum for War In Europe events
  • Inquiry Based Learning projects to Hitler’s rule
  • Collaborative Learning and Self directed Learning to Issues Investigation scenarios for IBL
  • Self-directed playlist for ICT resources and videos using Nearpod and Edpuzzle
  • Cohort Activities for Sec 3 students to self explore the topic on Diversity
Stretching those with strong interests
  • NUS Geography Challenge
  • Full Geography option at Upper Sec
  • Lower Sec-NLB Historical Investigation Challenge
  • Upper Sec-Model UN participation for History and Social Studies Students.
  • Upper Sec-Model UN participation for History and Social Studies Students.