The Humanities Department believes in the transformative power of a humanities education to develop our students into analytical, critical and creative thinkers. We prepare our students for the challenges of the changing world by nurturing students into active global citizens, and lifelong learners and leaders.
Key Humanities Programmes
Social Studies Issues Investigation, Geographical Investigation & Historical Inquiry
The Social Studies Issues Investigation project is a collaborative and inquiry-based group project that allows students to delve into allocated social issues and propose viable solutions. Through this project, students are encouraged to gather evidence and case studies from other countries to support their proposed solutions. In additional, the skills acquired during this project are applied in a real-world context when students plan their class-based VIA projects in the from August 2023. Students choose from a diverse range of social service agencies that focus on similar social causes and apply what they have learnt in the project to craft appropriate engagement opportunities with the agencies’ beneficiaries.
Geographical Investigation and Historical Inquiry provide platforms for Kranjians to conduct authentic historical and geographical research beyond the classroom. Through such inquiry-based approach, all Geography and History students exercise and develop self and relationship management skills, which are important for life.
Photo 1: Students engaging in Humanities investigation activities
Humanities-related Conferences and Competitions
Photo 2: Kranji students achieving accolades in Humanities-related competitions
The Model United Nations Conferences
The Model United Nations is an academic simulation of the United Nations Conference that aims to educate upper secondary student participants about current and international affairs. Students from different local and international schools will play the roles of delegates representing their assigned countries in councils of their choice, engage in simulated UN debates regarding global issues. They have the opportunity to hone their public speaking, reasoning, research and interpersonal skills, enabling them to come up with plausible and creative solutions to their assigned issue. The Model United Nations is a good platform for Kranjians to deepen their understanding of the complexities of international relations in our highly globalised world.
MOE History Challenge
The MOE History Challenge aims to engage History students in the disciplinary aspects of History where students can demonstrate their knowledge of the subject and apply conceptual understanding across different periods through a quiz.
National University of Singapore Geography Challenge
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Geography Challenge is a competition that aims to engage, empower and educate Geography students on local and global issues. Through exploring the relevance of Geography in our daily lives, students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and hone their skills in geographical fieldwork and techniques. Siak Jing Yuan (3K3) and Chloe Koh (3K3) are awarded the Silver medal in the preliminary round.
Some of our notable achievements in 2023 are as follows:
Elysia Chai Hui Ting (3K2) is awarded the Best Position Paper at the Hwa Chong International Model United Nations Conference
The International and Global Studies (IGS) team of Destinee Joy Boey Kit Ann (3K1), Ang Jing Yuan Fiona (2I), Chia Joon Hee (2K2), Lim En Ning Clarissa (2K2), and Toh Xin Hui (2K2) is awarded the Best Research Award (Gold) for their project on The Influence of Geopolitics on the Rise of our “Little Red Dot” at the National Junior College International Humanities Symposium
Chloe Koh Wen Xin (3K3) and Siak Jing Yuan (3K3) are awarded the Silver medal in the preliminary round at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Geography Challenge
Team A video submission for the Historical Scene Investigation competition