Integrated Humanities (IH) is a junior grade subject under the key learning area of Personal, Social and Humanities Education (PSHE).
Students will be able to understand and develop knowledge and skills about the issue-enquiry approach and curriculum, to develop higher order thinking, plan their own process of learning and seek their own answers, and to develop multiple perspectives on controversial issues in daily life. Students will nurture a reading habit in various areas of Integrated Humanities. They will develop the generic skills, demonstrate a global perspective and understand their rights and responsibilities in society and environment. They will have a healthy personal development, and are able to relate harmoniously with others.
Through an issue-based approach and incorporation of current affairs, daily life examples and world-wide scenarios, the teaching and learning activities are highly interactive, interesting and flexible.
|1. Traditional Rural Life of Hong Kong
*Mini-task 1 ‘The Hong Kong Story’ (Poster Design + Report Writing) (Individual work) - Term 1
|2. Map-reading Skills|
|3. Using Urban Space Wisely
*Mini-task 2 ‘Exploring Tsim Sha Tsui’ (Report writing) (Individual work) - Term 2
|4. Growth and Development of Hong Kong in the 20th Century|
|1. The Trouble with Water|
|2. Population Problems
*Mini-Task 1: If I were the local government official… An investigation into an environmental issue in China (Logbook + Leaflet) (Individual work) - Term 1
|3. The French Revolution
*Mini-Task 2: The French Revolution Drama Competition (Proposal + Script) (Group work) - Term 2
|4. East-West Encounters|
|1. International Conflicts and Threats to Peace in the 20th Century
*Mini-task 1: Since the Cold War (PowerPoint Presentation) (Individual work) - Term 1
|2. Living with Natural Hazards: Earthquakes, Typhoon, Landslides
*Mini-task 2: Building up a Volcano & Presentation about a Tectonic Hazard (Group work) - Term 2
|3. Changing Climate, Changing Environments|
Students are required to complete different mini-tasks through the 3-year curriculum. The tasks designed consolidate students’ learning with a touch on integrated elements of history, geography and other related disciplines. They promote creativity, high-order thinking and self-directed learning, and require a high level of engagement and collaboration.