History, a discipline within the realms of Social Science and Humanities, is systematically taught across primary, secondary, and high school levels. It encompasses the study of the past, spanning from ancient times to the contemporary era. Recognized as a formidable exploration into our historical legacy, the subject meticulously unravels the formation and progression of human societies, the essence of cultural dynamics, and the rise and fall of cultures and nations throughout different historical epochs.

By delving into History, students can address fundamental inquiries concerning identity and the collective actions undertaken for survival and advancement. The process of questioning and seeking answers and exploring the origins and nature of historical events and issues nurtures students’ curiosity, imagination, creativity, and critical thinking skills, exposing them to diverse perspectives. The curriculum places emphasis on two major domains: Global and regional history, and Vietnamese history.

  • History not only enables students to address fundamental questions related to the origin, formation, development, and evolution of human society but also provides them with experiences in the process of survival and constant movement. Crucially, through historical periods and events, students discover how human societies operate and progress, extracting proud insights and universal truths for contemporary and future development.
  • The world is currently marked by dynamic shifts influenced by globalization and the connections among countries and regions worldwide. Applying these lessons, students can effectively address global challenges. This significantly contributes to cultivating the virtues of Vietnamese citizens as global citizens, capable of fitting in and being accepted across the international stage.
  • History holds a significant role in instilling and nurturing patriotism in students. While the notion of ‘patriotism’ may vary based on individual perspectives, it generally involves a clear understanding of the people’s origins and the country’s history. By comprehending the challenges and triumphs the nation has faced, individuals can develop a profound sense of national pride and self-respect. This, in turn, inspires concrete actions for the advancement of the country.
  • The History curriculum at Vinschool is structured around two primary components: Historical knowledge and understanding, and Historical skills, specifically: 
    • Historical knowledge and understanding in the Vinschool History curriculum are centered around two focal points: World History and Vietnamese History. This aspect delves into concepts, events, phenomena, and figures across the expanse of time and space, spanning from Ancient to Modern times. Historical understanding involves the ability to discern connections and relationships among different facets of knowledge, as well as the capacity to identify the essence of problems and explain the rules of human development and societal evolution. This process aids in uncovering historical legacies, honing the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to novel situations, solve emerging problems, and even contribute to future innovation, change, and development.
    • Historical knowledge encompasses a set of skills designed to assist students in learning and deepening their comprehensive understanding of the world and their own country. These skills include inquiring, researching, analyzing, evaluating, communicating, and reflecting. Students will actively engage with and apply these skills throughout their history education, fostering an awareness of historical thinking and the practical application of knowledge and understanding in real-life scenarios.
  • The approach to teaching and learning History aims to cultivate a positive and proactive learning mindset among students. A series of inquiry questions is employed to stimulate students’ curiosity and inquisitiveness, prompting them to actively seek answers. This process not only fosters critical thinking and cognitive autonomy but also provides opportunities for students to develop their own perspectives, explore, and articulate thoughts on problems and events from a fresh standpoint.


  • Inspire students to delve into the intricacies of human existence and societal structures, fostering an understanding of global dynamics and the role our nation plays in the overall development of the world.
  • Elevate students’ awareness of the multidimensional relationships among humanity, nature, and society, as well as the interplay between the global, regional, and national spheres. This, in turn, equips students with the ability to critically assess diverse perspectives on complex issues.
  • Nurture students’ critical thinking skills, empowering them to evaluate historical events, phenomena, figures, and perspectives through a multifaceted lens, encouraging the formation and refinement of their individual viewpoints.
  • Foster students’ ability to conduct thorough inquiries, motivating them to identify unmet needs that drive exploration into novel research directions, independent of the knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Increase students’ awareness of the ever-evolving landscape of historical hypotheses, perspectives, historical sources, and materials. This equips them with the agility to adapt and navigate through ambiguous or novel information.
  • Refine students’ fundamental skills to drive meaningful actions (identifying societal needs, formulating action plans for collaborative problem-solving, effective communication, and reflective practices, for example).
  • Provide students with platforms to translate their ideas into tangible actions, empowering them to evolve into idealistic, ambitious, and globally-conscious Vietnamese citizens actively contributing to the ongoing development and transformation of both the world and the nation.