Humanities in the News
The relevance of studying humanities subjects has never been clearer than in the news this week. I opened up the BBC news website this morning to see articles reporting on our political system, the economy, human rights violations, the global health pandemic and vaccination programmes and the opportunity for a free seat in a space rocket to the moon!
What a week to go beyond the classroom activities and read around the subject. If you can, try to find out more about one of these topics:
The Budget 2021 – The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, will announce the budget later today (Wednesday 3rd March). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55765868 this article explains what the budget is and how it affects us. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/17460741 this article maybe more suitable for some of our readers. Have a look at different reports later tonight or in the morning for a summary of the changes that will be made.
The Scottish First Minister – Did Nicola Sturgeon (FM) brake the ministerial code? – follow the story between Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon
Human Rights violations in China – following our studies in year 9 citizenship on this case, this article explores the claim that Uighurs are being coerced to move away from their families to work. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-56250915
Space Tourism – Japanese billionaire, Yusaku Maezawa is looking for 8 people to join him on his journey to the moon, expected in 2023. He says the seats are all paid for!
We look forward to seeing you all back in College next week.