Plan for a meaningful Historical Investigation trip for your students, or provide the opportunity for your students to learn independently as they explore the topics of home and belonging at NMS. Contact us at email@example.com to book a programme or find out more here.
*Please note that programme availability and capacity may be affected by COVID-19. Guidelines for school visits from January 2021 can be found here - please email us at NHB_NM_schools@nhb.gov.sg for the latest updates. Guidelines may change according to the latest MOE and MOH advisories.
A) Museum-based Learning Programme: Artefactually Speaking at the National Museum
In this artefact-centric programme, co-developed with MOE, students will explore the museum galleries in independent groups, guided by a Passport activity booklet. Students will also get the opportunity to discover fascinating stories about specific artefacts throughout Singapore’s 700 years of history as they interact with our Museum Educators. For a more comprehensive experience, teacher may also plan for a Historical Investigation trip for their students after the 2.5-hour Museum-based Learning Programme, using our new and free resources (found below).
Curriculum Relevance: Character and Citizenship Education, National Education, and Lower Secondary History.
*Each student will receive a Passport activity booklet. Pre- and post-trip resources will also be provided for teachers to brief their students and to facilitate post-trip discussions.
National Museum Online Learning Experience: Artefactually Speaking
A free digital edition of the programme is now available! Learn more about the lives of the Amahs, Chettiars and Eunos Abdullah in colonial Singapore through interactive videos that allow them to choose the stories they wish to explore. Access the full learning package by searching for "National Museum Online Learning Experience: Artefactually Speaking" on the Student Learning Space (SLS).
B) Docent-led Tour of Singapore History Gallery for Schools
Let our experienced docents enthral your students with stories about Singapore’s past as they lead them on a journey to discover Singapore’s history in this guided tour of the Singapore History Gallery.
*Complimentary for Government Schools (Pri, Sec and JC) and International Schools with NHB Membership. Find out more here.
C) Historical Investigation
Conduct your Historical Investigation at the National Museum, whose vast collection will provide you with many opportunities to encounter Singapore’s history from the pre-colonial to the post-independence periods. The galleries present immersive settings and voices of the past, which enable students to imagine what life in Singapore was like as they engage with the artefacts as part of the inquiry process.
Curriculum Relevance: Lower Secondary History
The following resources have been developed in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) to aid teachers who are planning to bring students to the museum for HI.
- Teacher's HI Resource Unit 1 Pre-Colonial
- Teacher's HI Resource Unit 2 Colonial Singapore
- Teacher's HI Resource Unit 3 Japanese Occupation
- Teacher's HI Resource Unit 4 Post Independence
D) Student Archivist Project
Join us in this meaningful project to collect and document the stories of war survivors, and individuals from the Pioneer and Merdeka Generations from Malaya and Singapore. Students will be trained to conduct oral history interviews, and given the chance to find out about World War Two from the perspective of those who lived through it. Take history learning out of the classroom, and contribute to Singapore’s oral history records at the same time!
Applications for SAP 2021 are now open! Please download the Application and Submission Package for more details. Registration can be completed online at this link, and the deadline for applications is 23 April 2021 (Friday).