|Students of Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted study at the “Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space”. (Photo: Vu Huong/VOV)
A “Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space” featuring documents and objects about President Ho Chi Minh, was set up in the library of Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted in district 1. Teacher Nguyen Minh, head of the school, said teaching students about President Ho is part of the school’s curriculum.
“The ‘Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space’ serves as a visual aid to lead up to lessons about President Ho Chi Minh. It also provides a space for learning and teaching instead of traditional classrooms, giving students a new learning experience,” he said.
Bao Tran, an 11th grader said through documents and photos, she has learned more about the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh.
“I found out how President Ho Chi Minh learnt a foreign language during the time he went abroad to seek ways for national salvation. Each day, he wrote several new words on his hands or on a sheet of paper so that he could learn while he was working. He worked and studied very hard even in difficult situations. This prompted me to study harder, following President Ho’s example,” said Tran.
Teaching and learning about President Ho Chi Minh are also integrated in extra-curricular activities, online games to further attract students’ engagement. Chau Hong Phuc, who teaches Civic Education at Tran Dai Nghia High School, said, “Before the ‘Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space’ was introduced, students only learned about him through their teachers. With this model, books, pictures, and documents revoke children’s curiosity and encourage them to learn more about the President.”
At Dao Son Tay high school in Thu Duc City, “Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space” is installed as a miniature museum. There, documents and objects collected by the school’s teachers and students, are displayed in different historical periods, reflecting the President Ho Chi Minh’s life and revolutionary career. Lessons about the President are taught right at this space, said headmaster Hoang Thi Hao.
“In the future, we’re planning to integrate teaching about the influence of President Ho Chi Minh’s thought and ideology on the establishment and development of Sai Gon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City), and Thu Duc City,” said Hao.
|Students of Dao Son Tay high school attends a lecture at the “Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space” (Photo: My Dung/ tuoitre.vn)
Minh Thy, a 10th grader of Dao Son Tay school, said, “I find it easier to learn and understand the lessons when studying in Ho Chi Minh Cultural Space instead of traditional classes.”
The model of the Ho Chi Minh cultural space has been implemented in schools in Ho Chi Minh City for more than one year.