Tag: humanities

The Namoa Pirates

Kowloon Namoa Pirate Behading_tuhmHaving grown up in Hong Kong, thinking about colonialism and imperialism quickly gives me a headache. At the root of this is an unbridgeable sense of cognitive dissonance: on the one hand these two forces created an amazing city which I love as my home, …

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Misleading Images

Doctored_Stalin-LeninThis lesson aims to introduce students to the concept of misleading images, and to try and engender in students a certain skepticism when interacting with media. This lesson could potentially be used in a range of subjects including ICT, Media, History, Theory of Knowledge, PSHE/Pastoral …

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Where In Hong Kong?

Where in HK - 2. Capture 3It is amazing how one thing leads to another, and all of a sudden you have a crazy idea for a unit of work on your hands. I have recently been watching some video of old Hong Kong, and chatting about the footage with …

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Old Hong Kong

Causeway Bay 1955The older I get the more interested I seem to become in the history of the place where I grew up: Hong Kong. Having read a few books on the subject (Hong Kong, History of Hong Kong, Diamond Hill and Gweilo), …

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Map Games

These games are fantastic, not only for geography, but for any subject where teachers wish to promote teamwork, encourage students to solve problems, remember patterns, learn more about the world or just get engaged. In the past I have used these games with EAL students …

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Life Magazine Images

http://images.google.com/hosted/life

A huge collection of images from the Life Magazine archives; made available through Google Images. Perfect for stimulating students.…

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Maps of War

http://mapsofwar.com/

Providing visual histories of war, religion and government, Maps of War provides visually interesting summaries of many important historical events. These visualisations, which combine maps, timelines and video area make great introductions or summaries to units of study.…

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CIA World Factbook

http://cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook

Almanac of world information from the US Government’s CIA.…

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