Exploring Philippine History Once More

The movie Heneral Luna will not kill the box office sales and earn praises from different critics for no reason. It might be a brutal and tragic of a hero but this movie has become an eye opener not just for the students but also for the teachers. This made us realized that most kids today are not aware of our very own history. They might know some but not everything especially those interesting details like why Mabini can’t walk. Anyway, this is not a movie review and I just want to share this interesting exhibit held in Cavite State University (Cavite City Campus) organized by their second year students (my sister is part of it).
PA092200tTheir History professors asked their students to create their very own diorama depicting different scenes from our very own history.It features events from the early civilization in the country to the Spanish era down to the People Power revolution. It is not a grand exhibit but it’s really nice that History teachers are making efforts to help their students learn the Philippine history once more. PA092173tA simple presentation depicting the early religion in our country. Contrary to what most people thought, Filipinos were not originally Muslims but Animists or Spirit Worshipers. The Filipinos of that era practiced an animist religion which featured rituals aimed at pacifying malevolent spirits. This booth was matched with interesting sound effects too.  PA092215t“Magellan’s Expedition”. Of all the topics in Philippine History, this one is my personal favorite. The Spanish expedition to the Philippines started from Ferdinand Magellan when he first landed on Homonhon Island on March 16, 1521 to Miguel Lopez De Legazpi in 1565.  PA092185tA simple diorama depicting the early Foreign Trading in the country which includes the Galleon Trade.
PA092214tThe historical battle in Mactan Cebu PA092099tThe rise of the Propaganda movement which begins from the execution of GomBurZa to the execution of Jose Rizal.
PA092326tRizal’s execution PA092097tAndres Bonifacio and the rise of the Katipunan.
PA092111tPA092171tHistory of Rizal and the Intramuros
PA092104tThe arrival of AmericansPA092228tThe Battle of Manila Bay
PA092227tThe Battle of Manila PA092194tThe Declaration of Our Independence Day
PA092220tThe People Power Revolution PA092219t
PA092310tAnyway, kudos to all the students behind this interesting and very educational exhibit.

9 thoughts on “Exploring Philippine History Once More”

  1. [SK] says:

    that is quite true that the younger generation may not know as much about the nation’so history as the older generation.. this could be due to the syllabus of the education, they have to much to learn and probably the history is focused more on the near history than the far?? and like in our country, history could have been re-written for educational purposes..

  2. [SK] says:

    indeed a great initiative from the professor to held such an exhibition and getting all his students involved.. this surely made the students learn more than what they were taught on the textbooks.. and I think those diorama are indeed great!! I enjoy looking at them, though you gave just brief description, but you arranged them in chronological order and helped us with better understanding of the events and incidents.. kudos all students!! 🙂

  3. agnes says:

    It is crucially important for the young generations to know the history of their own country..

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Agnes

  4. Franc Ramon says:

    We do have a very rich history and have a lot of heroes to honor in the country. I hope they do more movies like Heneral Luna.

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thanks Franc

  5. mun says:

    The dioramas are so creatively created and they depict so well the historical events. I learn so much about your country through your posts. Thank you!

    1. Bluedreamer says:

      thank you Mun ^_^

  6. jared's mum says:

    this is such a clever + creative way to revisit our glorious past. Indeed, Heneral Luna is such an eye opener, I must see it soon!

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