The American School (TAS) 6th grade Ancient History class has been learning about primary and secondary sources as part of their studies. As a culminating activity, the students visited the History Museum in Thao Cam Vien Zoo, District 1, Ho Chi Minh. The tour started with a map of the world and began in the prehistoric era to the more recent Vietnamese dynasties. The students saw many examples of primary sources including a 60-year-old woman mummy! They used this experience at the museum to write their own secondary sources for their classwork. The museum guide also covered the histories of the minorities in Vietnam before the current Kinh majority expanded.
On August 18, 2016, more than 100 families came out to celebrate the 2016-2017 school year at The American School (TAS) Back to School Night. Students escorted their parents to each of their classes where they met teachers, learned about course expectations and requirements and prepared for the academic year ahead. This year’s Back to School Night was a huge success despite the rain! TAS teachers and staff are looking forward to continued parent involvement throughout the rest of the academic year.