This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question "How were people's lives in Singapore affected by the Japanese Occupation?". It is designed to help you to better plan for HI visits to the National Museum of Singapore (NMS).
We have identified sources from the Surviving Syonan gallery (on level 2) and the Syonan-To zone in the Singapore History Gallery (SHG on level 1) that you can consider when designing a HI question in relation to the Japanese Occupation or planning for a visit for this HI unit. These sources are grouped according to different categories to give a sense of how people’s lives were affected by the Japanese Occupation in Singapore.
We have also suggested a few thinking questions to help students engage with the sources in a more critical manner.
We hope you find this resource packet useful when planning your HI visits to the museum and that your students will enjoy seeing the actual sources and being immersed in our galleries.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or require further assistance in planning.