Learning Goals


CONTENT Learning Goals
1. Students will gain a basic understanding of the history and legacy of American colonialism in the Philippines.
2. Students will understand why Filipinas/os immigrated to the United States in large numbers, and understand their experiences in the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s.
3. Students will understand how racism, sexism, and the low wages and exploitation of blue-collar and farm workers affected the lives of Filipina/o immigrants and their families from the 1920s to the 1950s.
4. Students will understand how immigrant labor helped to build the American economy, and particularly, California agriculture, in the first half of the 20th century.


SKILL Learning Goals
1. Critical Literacy: Students will learn about the struggles and complexities in Filipina/o American history through the use of literature and performance.
2. Language Literacy: Students will develop narrative writing skills (narrating the formation of their identity). Students will develop oral presentation skills (presenting their family histories).
2. Creative Literacy: Students will explore multiple ways of expression through drawing cognitive maps, performing skits, and analyzing multiple forms of text and media.


RELEVANCE Learning Goals
1. The history of Filipinas/os in the United States is directly related to the students’ and teachers’ experiences.
2. Students and teachers will apply analytical concepts to be critical of the experiences of Filipinas/os in the United States and discuss ways to address current issues.