How history helps student thrive
Researching, analysing and presenting information are essential parts of learning at all levels. In today’s modern age, we are inundated with information, and it is important to not only find out information, but to reflect on it and find effective presentation methods. During the online learning period, King's College International School Bangkok held various activities to promote student development, with every activity at King's Bangkok developing the skills necessary for children of the 21st century.
For example, History Day, led by Mr Simon Connolly, allowed children in all years to research a different decade. Students were able to research areas of their own interest, from music and architecture to toys, vehicles, food, and fashion. Students could also choose their methods of research - some students used the internet, others took notes from household items or talked to their grandparents, and some even asked their parents to play songs they liked when they were younger! This event not only allowed students to develop memories with their family during this online period, but also allowed students to reflect on the things that we have now that we take for granted. We can now see that our students have more perspective on what life was like in the past.
At the end of the day, we had a wonderful range of work completed. Our students presented their discoveries in a variety of creative ways, including drawings, presentations, films and even a video call with a grandmother. This independent research process is an essential skill that our students can develop now, ready for use in the future.