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Academic English

Academic English is different from everyday spoken English. Even though learners may be confident in using English in everyday situations, Academic English vocabulary is rather different. Students need Academic English for reading and understanding study materials and for writing about any particular academic subject. 



Oxford English for Cambridge Primary Grade 1 and more.

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The HIS approach to teaching Mathematics is based on Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) which builds on children’s natural problem-solving strategies. Learners have their own ways of learning and developing problem solving and reasoning skills in Mathematics. As teachers learn about the details of their learners’ thinking, they use CGI to better meet the needs of all students in the classroom, which explores instruction that builds on children’s own individual ways of thinking. It is extremely valuable to allow students to choose their own path for learning. 


Oxford International Primary Maths 

We use Oxford International Primary Maths for grade 1 through grade 6 because they take a problem solving approach to mathematics which help students discover, explore and connect with mathematics

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Social studies

Global education
Our world faces serious global issues of ethnic conflict, social inequality, and environmental destruction.
 HIS has responsibility to prepare our students to cope with global issues to bring about changing in our society. HIS Global Education is an and creative approach is of empowering empowers the learners with the knowledge, attitudes and skills to solve global problems in a multicultural, interdependent world.  
Methodological approach of HIS is learner-centered, which moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own discovery process.  
In the learning process a teacher do no transmit knowledge or skills but assist learners to take responsibility in participating in shaping a better, shared future for the world as a member of global society. The final goal of global education is action which participate in the local and global community to solve world problems.

About Global Education
(1) Values
Global Education is based on the values of solidarity, equity, justice, inclusion, co-operation and diversity.

(2) Topics
Global education addresses topics such as human rights,sustainability,peace, environment and global justice.

(3) Attitudes
Global education fosters global attitudes such as an appreciation of other cultures, respect for diversity, a commitment to justice, and empathy with others

(4) Skills and abilities
Global education develops skills and abilities such as communication, critical and creative thinking, cooperative problem-solving, and the ability to see issues from multiple perspectives necessary to solve world problems.



The content of this class focuses on global issues such as Human Rights, Climate Change,Ethnic and racial equality, Globalization, Peace and Security. This class will prepare students to be informed and responsible global citizens.

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Innovation and creativity are two words heard frequently in education today. An intuitive Visual Programming Language course brings innovation and creativity to a classroom environmentwhich makes it motivating, interesting,diverse, fun, creative, and collaborative. Visual Programming Language has integrated curriculum in which children broadly explore knowledge in various subjectson both the primary and secondary school levels.



Scratch is a visual programming language that enables children to create interactive media, such as animations, games, and stories. It alsoprovides a context and a set of opportunities for contributing to the active conversations about computational thinking which involves an understanding of themselves, their relationships, and the technological world around them. 


Collaborative Learning (CL) 


The Scratch online community is designed to engage members of all levels of expertise, ages, and backgrounds in learning from one another as they create and play together.  It also has a discussion forum, where members can ask questions, converse about Scratch-related topics, and find collaborators. The participants take the initiative to help others—from answering questions in the website discussion forums to creating interactive tutorials to share their skills. 


Community Roles and Responsibilities

Scratch, which is a programming interactive media, supports the development of computational thinking as well as roles and responsibilities in life. 

The learnersin the community learn to carry out their responsibilities in collaboration with other team members to eventually develop their visions for improving the community. The learners within the online community work with each other as part of a team and serve in leadership roles, such as peer tutors, assistants and counsellors. 


By participating inthese roles, the learners expand their vision and craft new ideas for what is possible in the community. 

This Programming project is based on the world,  the characters and Grand storyline of 

an animation called “Misha the Dandelion Seed”.The learners who participate in this project develop the world, the characters, and the Grand storyline. The learners work on creating The Misha Project online communities by exploring other learners’ works and downloading and remixing each other’s works. 


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