From Left to Right:
(Top) Mdm Quek Eng Chiew, Ms Patsy Chua, Ms Choi Jian Yu, Mr Dennis Ong Sze Peng
(Bottom) Mr Tan Wei Chung, Ms Tham Yuen Peng, Mrs Gopalakrishnan Rajakumari, Mdm Sim Kia Mien, Ms Justina Tan,
Mr Mohamad Zulkefly B Idrus (SH - Geography), Mr Mohamed Nazar (HOD), Mr Tong Kwok Chien, Mrs Parvathi Kesavan,
Ms Suharti Binte Saifee, Mdm V Geetha, Ms Tan Hui Min
The MISSION of the Humanities Department is to create a community of learners who:
develop thinking and process skills which are essential for lifelong and independent learninghave a deep sense of shared destiny and national identity
At the Humanities Department, we are firm believers in experiential learning. The department regularly organises Learning Journeys to destinations local and overseas to create learning opportunities for students beyond the classroom.
Overseas Learning Journey to Sabah (November 2011)
Sungei Buloh (July 2012)
Organised for the secondary 2 Normal (Technical) students, the purpose of this excursion was to expose students to the natural vegetation of Singapore and teach them about the importance of preserving these formations through environmental conservation.
Parliament House (August 2012)
The visit to Parliament House was to enable students to learn more about Singapore's Legislative and Executive branches of government. Besides touring the viewing gallery showcasing the history of Parliament House, students also got to sit in and observe Parliament in session.
Land Transport Authority Learning Gallery (August 2012)
Students got to learn more about Singapore's Transport history, milestones and the workings of our transport policy.
Overseas Learning Journey to South Korea (November 2012)
BVSS Students at the Demilitarised Military Zone (DMZ) overlooking North Korea
Attending Lessons with our South Korean Counterparts
Recommended Books on Social Studies
Hinton, C (1992), What is Evidence? London: John Murray (Publishers) Ltd.
Shuter, P. & Lewis, T. (1988), Skills in History Book 3. The Twentieth Century. London: Heinemann Edu. Books Ltd.
Beyond the Textbook: Teaching History Using Documents and Primary Sources
Han Fook Kwang, Sumiko Tan and W Fernandez (1998), Lee Kuan Yew : The Man And His Ideas, Singapore, Times Edition Pte Ltd
Leach, J. (2012), The Power of Humanities. Philadelphia: National Endowment for the Humanities. http://www.neh.gov/about/chairman/speeches/the-power-the-humanities
Mahbubani, K. (2010), Why a Liberal Arts Education is Useful. Singapore: The Straits Times http://www.mahbubani.net/articles%20by%20dean/ST_why%20study%20philosophy_final.pdf