What is the world’s biggest problem and how would you solve it? How did the invention of the dreadnought in 1906 impact global steel production? Is the GDP of Sweden higher than Japan? Humanities week has been about the big questions and finding fun ways of getting students to engage with them beyond their usual classroom setting.
Our students used their Humanities knowledge every break time trying to place business logos, famous faces and national flags and quickly racked up some house points by finishing a series of daily quizzes. Lunchtimes embraced both the collaborative and competitive spirit in the popular quiz ‘Higher or Lower’, Connect-it Treasure Hunt and Codebreakers. Ideas were shared as to how we could solve the world’s biggest problem and engaging talks were delivered in our Atrium, drawing a crowd to share ideas and debate the solutions.
This all unfolded against the backdrop of our Humanities Week Trade Game where students buy low and sell…lower as tumultuous market forces from the worlds of History, Geography, Business, and Economics wreaked havoc on investments. The form group with the wisest investment will win – but should they have bought more copper?
Well done to those students who won a prize but more importantly to everybody who has somehow engaged in making the world a better place by participating in Humanities Week!
The Humanities Department