【国际中学部】以史明智，鉴古知今——直击历史周活动现场History Week Report
On Thursday, December 9th, Joy International School held its first annual Social Studies Day. Teachers and students recognized the achievements of the high school students. It was a chance for the secondary school community to share what they have learned from studying history, humanities and social studies.
The school’s Social Studies Day took place on Tuesday December 14nd. We had presentations from different classes: Global Studies, Humanities, and Social Studies. Students explained and presented what they have learned in those classes and answered questions from their peers and other teachers.
The students delivered their presentations on the 6th floor assembly room, The topics presented were the Five Pillars of Islam; a Comparison of Jesus and Mohammed; the Battle of Tours; Why Islam Spread Rapidly.
Students from each class were divided into a number of groups and presented to the rest of the school on one aspect of a text, such as characters, setting, theme or plot. During the week prior, the students prepared the text of their presentations and then created PowerPoints to help them present their main points. It was particularly pleasing that the students were able to speak in the large space of the 6th floor using microphones. The students really demonstrated some of the key characteristic we seek to develop at Joy International School: the ability to engage with the texts and to present their ideas and feelings, to organize themselves and to present their work in a mature fashion.
The point of these activities was to do what we specialize in at Joy International School: Collaboration, Communication, Confidence, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. The desire to share what they have learned encourage them to demonstrate their skills in a different way from the typical classroom environment.
这些活动的目的是做我们在嘉洋国际学校的专长: 协作，沟通，自信，创造力，批判性思维 ，并利用学生们天生的竞争力，鼓励他们以不同于一般课堂的方式展示他们的技能。
These activities were fun and enjoyed in great spirit by all the students. Robert’s students turned it all into a fun learning experience.