Investigating History: Singapura Before 1819

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Historical Investigation Unit 1 - Pre-Colonial Activity Sheet

This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question “Was Singapore a sleepy fishing village before 1819?”.

In order to support what students are learning in their classrooms, National Museum of Singapore has identified artefacts from the Singapura zone in the Singapore History Gallery (SHG) that will stimulate their imagination and allow them to construct meaning of this time period for themselves. These resources are grouped according to different categories to give a sense of people’s lives in Singapore before 1819. Several student resources are also provided to scaffold the learning experience.

We hope you find this resource packet useful in planning for your visit to the museum and look forward to welcoming you and your students to our galleries.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or require further assistance in your planning.

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