Integrated Humanities (IH) takes up a rather unique position at TKHC as a “special” subject: it combines three subjects, three teachers and two languages! Geography and History classes are both conducted in English and Chinese History lessons in Chinese (Putonghua). Integrated Humanities at TKHC integrates Geography, History and Chinese History through the shared concept of “People, Places and Time”.
The Geography course encourages our students to be curious about the world and aims to help them improve their analytical and critical thinking skills. As students study both human geography and physical geography, they will encounter different environmental, social, economic and cultural aspects. This helps them realize how countries depend on each other in the modern world. It can inspire them to think about their place in the world, their values, and their responsibilities as well as the rights of others and the environment.
Through the study of History, students can understand people, motivations and how society develops and works. History teaches them to think in ways that no other discipline does since students study a wide range of topics encompassing diverse areas such as economics, politics, religion and other areas of life. The History course aims to challenge students with the academic discipline of history and also develop their critical analysis skills so that they can learn about, and from, the complex, diverse stories of the past.
The Chinese History course aims at enhancing students’ interest in learning about Chinese history by understanding different historical events, people, social and cultural changes of Ancient China. This course also advances historical thinking and reading by evaluating select primary and secondary sources critically, and situating ideas in their historical context