Co-organised with the Curriculum Development Institute, Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Department held the CUHK History Day 2015 on 14 November. This annual event serves as a platform for the Department to share the teaching and learning of history with the secondary school sector. Participants enjoyed the informative and interesting public lectures delivered by three of the Department’s faculty members on the theme “Hong Kong People and the Sea”. They were also briefed on the Department’s history study programmes and its research strengths. Another faculty member shared with students how to write an effective paper.
With the successful completion of the essay competition “From Dunhuang to Hong Kong: Exploring the Silk Road by Land and Sea” for secondary school students in association with the Hong Kong Heritage Museum last year, the awards presentation ceremony was held during the History Day. Ms. Fione LO, Museum Director of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, was invited to present the prizes to the winners. To encourage secondary students to enjoy the study of history, a short film competition, co-organised with the Hong Kong Museum of History, is to be held during the current academic year on the theme “Hong Kong People and the Sea” and submissions are now called for.
The History Day was filled with activities, with the morning session concluded by two final-year undergraduate students sharing their research trips conducted during the summer. They gave the audience vivid examples on historical studies beyond the secondary school level. The History Day ended with a visit to the CUHK Art Museum in the afternoon.
The event was well received and attended by over 200 participants from 27 schools.
Talks on Selected Themes
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