Investigation History: Singapore's First Decade

Kits & Guides
Historical Investigation Unit 4 - Post-Independence Activity Sheet

This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question: “What should be remembered about Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s?”.

In order to support what students are learning in their classrooms,we have identified artefacts from the Singapore zone in the Singapore History Gallery (SHG) on Level 1, as well as the Growing Up gallery on Level 2, 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 after it gained independence in 1965. Several student resources to scaffold the learning experience are also provided.

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 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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