“The subject of Humanities is totally different from the English subject I used to learn at school. It helps children understand what art is, how society affects art, how people lived at a certain period of time, etc. Listening to my child talking about this subject, I see that a wealth of knowledge is being unfolded to a child who is just in grade 10,” said Bich Hang, a parent from class 10Sofia.
This project of making a magazine is from the first lesson regarding Argumentative Essays in the subject of Humanities for G10 students. Upon getting the assignment, TDSers from 10Sofia were eager to start right away by choosing a theme for the magazine and the content for their essays.
With this project, there are many new things that students must find out to be able to produce a magazine, such as classical structure, how to write an argumentative essay, different ways to organize an essay, how to use academic magazines, techniques to select materials or studies for reference, and different resources that students can use for their essays. This project is a challenge but also a good opportunity for students to prepare themselves with the necessary skills for writing essays in college.
Experiential and orientation activities have long become familiar activities integrated into many subjects at The Dewey Schools (TDS). This is a series of educational activities designed and implemented by the school, creating opportunities for students to approach reality, experience positive emotions, exploit previous experiences, and synthesize knowledge and skills of subjects to perform assigned tasks or solve real-life problems at school, home, and society by age. Thereby, experienced experiences are transformed into new knowledge, new understanding, and new skills, promoting creativity and adaptability to future life, environment, and career.
Talking about the teaching method of Humanities at TDS, Mr. Colin Brownlie said, “I think my job is to keep students on the right track and facilitate them to motivate themselves in learning. Therefore, I create an environment where they can be open with their decisions and choices, hence being more motivated and inspired by what they learn. Every day, I try to make my lessons related to real life as much as possible; for example, making a magazine might be something they might do in the future. I always make room for students to practice the skills that they can use even outside the classroom.”
The travel magazine project is just one of many creative projects that TDSers experience throughout their learning and development at The Dewey Schools. And surely, the knowledge and experience that they have gained through their learning projects will be valuable for their development so that they can fly higher and further in the future.
– HUMANITIES (English – Humanities) is taught 100% in English by expat teachers, in the Bilingual (Discover) Program and the Adventure International Program at The Dewey Schools.
️- This subject provides general knowledge in many fields such as History, Geography, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Politics, and Language, thereby building a deep understanding of the problems that people are facing and broadening the horizons and knowledge of global citizens.
– Humanities is an integrated subject from our partner school Mount Vernon School – Top 10 most innovative schools in the US and designed by a team of international education consultants and ERPC at The Dewey Schools.