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Key Programmes


Geographical Investigation & Historical Inquiry


Geographical Investigation and Historical Inquiry provide platforms for Kranjians to conduct authentic historical and geographical research beyond the classroom. For example, Geography students work in teams at Singapore Botanic Gardens to collect data, analyse and present their findings in response to issues of maintaining the garden as a World Heritage Site. At Changi Chapel Museum and Singapore History Gallery, History students analyse sources and artefacts from the past to discover how past societies functioned and think critically between the different interpretations of the past. In the process, all Geography and History students exercise self and relationship management skills, which are important for life.     

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(Photo 1: Students working in groups before Historical Inquiry exercise)


Humanities Amazing Race during KSS Humanities Week


The Humanities Amazing Race is a signature programme organised by the Humanities Department to enhance Kranjians’ Humanities learning experiences beyond the classroom. Students participate in interactive games at locations around the city such as *Scape, the Esplanade and Fort Canning. These games are designed to showcase how humanities subjects are integral in their everyday lives. This platform is designed to develop Kranjians’ cognitive competencies in critical thinking, analysis and problem solving, as well as interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies in ethical values, social and organisational skills.

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 (Photo 2 & 3: Students doing station activities during Humanities Amazing Race)


The Model United Nations


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.

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(Photo 4: Student participants at Hwa Chong International Model United Nations)