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Story of the Forest will be closed on Friday, 28 Jun 2024 from 4pm to 7pm.
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Resources for Self-Facilitated Group Visits

Special Education (SPED) schools can use the following free resources to enrich your students' visits:

1. Activity Booklets

Print these out at home or school, or request printed copies which will be passed to you at the start of your self-facilitated visit!

Young Explorers’ Trail – Educators' Kit
  • This kit is meant to be printed in A3, for educators to refer to/show to students
  • Related gallery: Story of the Forest
  • Recommended for age 7–12
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This Is My Country
  • Related galleries: Singapore History Gallery, Growing Up Gallery, Voices of Singapore Gallery
  • Recommended for age 13–16
PDF

2. Craft Templates

Only available on-site. Request for them to be passed to you at the start of your self-facilitated visit!

Tapir, Rhinoceros Hornbill and Malayan Porcupine colouring templates
  • Related gallery: Story of the Forest
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Malayan Water Monitor foldable craft template
  • Related gallery: Story of the Forest
Badang and Sea Monster finger puppet craft
  • Related gallery: Singapore History Gallery
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Paper doll craft #1
  • Related gallery: Growing Up Gallery
    (Please note that the gallery is currently closed for revamp, but the craft templates are still available upon request.)
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Paper doll craft #2: School Uniform
  • Related gallery: Growing Up Gallery
    (Please note that the gallery is currently closed for revamp, but the craft templates are still available upon request.)
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Cube puzzle craft
  • Related gallery: Growing Up Gallery
    (Please note that the gallery is currently closed for revamp, but the craft templates are still available upon request.)
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School bag craft
  • Related gallery: Growing Up Gallery
    (Please note that the gallery is currently closed for revamp, but the craft templates are still available upon request.)
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3. Talking to Grandma about the War

Suitable for Primary 3 to Primary 5 levels, and recommended as a self-facilitated off-site programme (approx. 1.5 hours) in conjunction with Total Defence Day and/or National Day

In this 19-minute video, students will learn about key events of the Japanese Occupation in Singapore through the eyes of Popo (Grandmother). They will be introduced to key artefacts in the National Museum’s Singapore History Gallery, such as banana money and food ration cards. Students will also make connections with the various aspects of Total Defence through teacher-facilitated activities, such as worksheets and a hands-on food rationing experience.

This video is produced by the National Museum of Singapore with support from the National Heritage Board. It is adapted from the children’s book Timmy & Tammy: Talking to Grandpa About the War, written by Ruth Wan-Lau and published by Armour Publishing.

Accompanying resources (comprising a lesson plan, PowerPoint slides and worksheet) developed by the APSN Katong School will be provided in soft copy. Interested parties from Special Education (SPED) schools/organisations may contact nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to access the resources, and are encouraged to customise the resources to suit the needs of your students.


To Book Self-Facilitated Group Visits

From April 2022, all bookings for school visits should be made through NHB's new online booking system, BookMuseums@SG. For more information on how to use BookMuseums@SG to plan for a school visit to the museum, click here.
  • Group Visits on Quiet Mornings: As part of the museum's commitment to greater inclusivity, we have designated the first Saturday (9am – 11am) and first and third Thursdays (9am – 12 noon) of each month as Quiet Mornings. This will provide children with additional needs with a quieter, more calming environment in which to experience the galleries. These slots are not available for booking on BookMuseums@SG. If you are a SPED school planning to visit on a Quiet Morning, please email nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg directly.
  • For non-school organisations (e.g. VWOs) interested in booking group visits, please follow the instructions for General Group Visits.

Upon receiving your booking through BookMuseums@SG or nhb_nm_schools@nhb.gov.sg, we will get in touch so you can request your desired resources and their quantity.

For more information on the National Museum's commitment to ensure that the museum experience is accessible and enjoyable for all visitors, visit our Accessibility page below.

Accessibility at NMS
 

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