FilVetRep launches U.S.-PH relations history curriculum
FilVetRep (Filipino Veterans Recognition & Education Project) is launching its The Duty to Country curriculum, which “explores the history of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines, World War II, immigration and the civil rights movement in a whole new light.”
The DTC curriculum includes five lesson plans on key historical moments: the colonial period, World War II, the establishment of an independent Philippines and the passage of the Rescission Act, and the civil rights movement to restore veterans’ benefits and path to U.S. citizenship.
It also features 10 explainers built around primary sources, maps and infographics that help students make sense of this long history.
A resource guide, “Teaching with Duty to Country,” highlights the mix of interviews, primary sources, animations and illustrations, videos and profile cards that provide many entry points into the history and themes of Duty to Country.
These resources help students understand the experience of colonization and war from the perspective of Filipinos, and “brings to life the story of the brave and determined veterans who fought for nearly 70 years for the benefits and recognition they had earned.”
To attend the launching in person: Stacy Sherwood Community Center, 3740 Old Lee Hwy, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. RSVP to Jon Melegrito, 202-361-0296.
Thurs., January 27, 2022
6:00 pm – 7:30 PM EST
5:00 pm – CST
4:00 pm – MST
3:00 pm – PST
7:00 am Friday – Philippines
To watch the livestream, register on Eventbrite
This is the link to watch the livestream: