History

The Humanities disciplines in RGS nurture students to be advocates and reflective thinkers who will be good stewards of humanity and the environment through emphasising real-world application and encouraging a heart for service to the community.

Learning Outcomes

  • Nurture our students to be thinkers, leaders and pioneers through a critical appreciation of past human experiences and connections between the past and present
  • Allow our students to draw connections between the past and present by understanding how the nature and impact of past developments explain today’s world

Programmes

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Unit 1 – Introduction to History




Unit 1 – Towards Independence: The Japanese Occupation of South East Asia & its Impact on Singapore

Unit 1 – European Dominance and Expansion in the 19 th Century Dutch Colonialism: Case Study – Indonesia/Malaysia

Unit 1 – Change and Conflict in Europe (1918-1945): Causes of the Second World War

Unit 2 – Tracing Singapore’s Origins: Pre-modern Singapore and the Asian Maritime Trade, Pre-14 th to 16 th Century

Unit 2 – Towards Independence: Conceiving the Nation (1945-1955)

Unit 2 – Authoritarian Regimes in Europe and Asia: Communism in China under Mao (1949-1976)

Unit 2 – Change and Conflict in Europe (1945-1963): The Cold War in Europe

Unit 3 – Establishing Singapore as a British Colony, 19 th Century

Unit 3 – Towards Independence: The Road to Merger (1955-1963)

Unit 3 – Authoritarian Regimes in Europe and Asia: Nazism in Germany under Hitler (1918-1939)




Unit 3 – Change and Conflict in Asia: The Cold War Expands into Asia (1945-1969)




Unit 4 – Life in Colonial Singapore: Development of Singapore, Early 20 th Century to Pre-World War II

Unit 4 – Towards Independence: The Realisation of a Nation-State )1963-1970s)

  • Fort Canning Learning Journey: Pre-Colonial and Colonial Singapore
  • RGS Museum and History
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Middle Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week









  • Enrichment field trip: Parliament House visit
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Middle Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week









  • Year 3 and 4 Humanities Overseas Field Trip
  • MOE CPDD History Talent Development Programme
  • Raffles Academy 2.0 Southeast Asian History
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Middle Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week







  • Year 3 and 4 Humanities Overseas Field Trip
  • Work Experience Programme @ Yusof Ishak-Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Library
  • MOE CPDD History Talent Development Programme
  • Regional Studies Programme
  • Global Issues Problem Solving (GIPS) Senior Division
  • Humanities Showcase-STEM Week

Gallery

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(Year 1 Geography Learning Journey) Students visiting a local farm to learn about efforts contributing to food sustainability in Singapore.
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(Year 3 Geography field trip) Students investigating slope profile in school during Geography lesson.
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(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) ACRES workshop facilitator sharing about wildlife advocacy with our students.
(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) Students having group discussions on wildlife advocacy during a Learning Journey to ACRES.



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(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) A sharing by an owner of a traditional Chinese musical instruments shop in Geylang with our students.
(Year 3 Inquiry & Advocacy Learning Journey) Nature Society (Singapore) guide sharing with a group of students about environmental advocacy and the biodiversity in Singapore at the Lower Peirce Reservoir Park.

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(Inter-School Philosophy Dialogue) A group of students from different schools engaged in a dialogue on issues related to philosophy, history, ethics and governance.
(Humanities trip) Students learning about the history of the cu chi tunnels in Vietnam, before attempting to crawl through the tunnel.