In 2016, the Bayanihan Foundation launched a series of “Filipinx X-Plore Our History Workshops” to get access to Filipino culture; learn more about Philippine history; encourage philanthropy; and promote NEXTGEN Travel Fellowships to the Philippines.
These history workshops are designed for young Filipino Americans to learn more about their Filipino heritage and connect them to the foundation’s sustainable projects in the Philippines. The workshop’s curriculum are shared below and are integrated into the Bayanihan Foundation’s NEXTGEN Travel Fellowships, a program where young Filipino Americans are encouraged to travel back to the Philippines; visit historical sites; learn more about their Filipino heritage; connect them to the foundation’s sustainable projects; and potentially give back to the community, locally and globally.
The curriculum for the history workshops were put together by the following volunteers: Cecily Hensler of University of Illinois at Chicago; Maria Ferrera of DePaul University; Dale Asis & Jeselle Santiago of Loyola University Chicago; and Eugene Asidao of Committee on Pilipino Issues (CPI). A big thanks to these volunteers for their commitment in putting these workshops together.
“Filipinx X-Plore Our History Workshops” CURRICULUM OUTLINE
1. Precolonial Philippines (15,000 BC to 1520):
2. Colonial Philippines under Spain (1521 to 1898):
Colonial Philippines power point presentation by Eugene Asidao of Committee on Philippine Issues (CPI)
3. Philippine Revolution (1898):
Philippine Revolution and the Philippine American War power point presentation by Eugene Asidao of Committee on Philippine Issues (CPI)
4. Philippine American War (1898 to 2005):
5. Philippines as US Colony (1898 to 1945) and Philippines under Japanese rule WWII (1941 to 1945):
6. Contemporary Philippines (1946 to present):
Philippine Revolution continued including the Marcos regime by Eugene Asidao of Committee on Philippine Issues (CPI)
7. NEXTGEN Filipino American Issues: READINGS To Consider On Your First Trip to the Philippines
Colonial mentality: Meaning of Colonial Mentality and Its Impact on Our Health power point presentation by Dr. Maria Ferrera, DePaul University
Filipino values: Filipino Values Excerpts from Culture Shock Philippines 2006
Identity: The Complexity of Identity by Beverly and Tatum 2000
Filipino psychology: Filipino psychology by Pua and others University of the Philippines 2000
8. Additional Resources to Consider
Recommendations by Maria Lourdes Nocedal Geaga, San Francisco Unified School District