RHD 2009 resource package

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RHD 2009 resource package

  1. 1. Head – putting into perspective the racial riots in 1964. Secondary Duration : 2 periods Objectives : At the end of the lesson, pupils will be able to: • Understand the 1964 racial riots • Appreciate how and why Racial Harmony Day comes about Activity Teacher Resources Duration Instruction Tuning-in - Students will http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdpRINXBPwY 5 mins activity be shown a youtube video clip which introduces the 1964 racial riots. - Students will -Refer to RH Annex A 15 mins read an article summarising the below racial riots. Key points:
  2. 2. 1) 1964 race riots took place in 2 periods- July and September between Malays and Chinese. Many deaths and injuries even though curfews were in place. 2) Possible causes for this conflict: strained neighbouring relations (Malaysia and Indonesia). Hence, importance of racial harmony with our neighbours in the broader context. Main -Students to 30 mins activity write a personal pledge dedicated to maintaining racial harmony in Singapore, bearing in mind racial conflicts in Singapore’s history. Closure - Teacher to 10 mins wrap up and reinforce the RH message:
  3. 3. 1) We celebrate Racial Harmony Day as a reminder that racial harmony is particularly important in multi-racial Singapore. 2) The effects of racial conflict are undesirable and we should actively ensure that history does not repeat itself.
  4. 4. Heart – exploring the concept of neighbours Please use RHD supplementary package slides prior to discussion of questions. (pdf file found in my sharing folder as it’s too big to email as attachment)
  5. 5. Hands – how to be a good neighbour Creating a pictorial document of Simei neighbourhood. 3. Simply doing a good deed to a neighbour today!
  6. 6. Identify a good deed that they would want to do to a neighbour today! Carry out the good deed.

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