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Educational Resources & Activities

Suggested educational resources and activities

to celebrate and commemorate FAHM

2017 Educational Resources (pdf)

Themes

  • 2017 – “70 Years Since the US-Philippines Military Bases Agreement” commemorates the monumental effect the agreement had on US-Philippines relations and the larger Pacific Rim, and t effect the law had on the Filipina/o American community. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Filipino American National Historical Society, which preserves and disseminates the history of Filipino Americans.
  • 2016 – “1946: A Turning Point” commemorate the 70th Anniversary ofevents and pieces of legislation that transformed the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States in 1946 such as the following: Recision Act of 1946, Luce-Celler Bill, and Philippine Independence from USA.
  • 2015 – 1965: Tipping Point for the Filipino American Community to commemorate the 50th anniversary of three momentous events: Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed and Filipino farm workers (Larry Itliong, Philip Vera Cruz and many more manongs) lead the Delano Grape Strike. Additionally, at that time, Filipino American men were either enlisting in the military or fighting in the Vietnam War.
  • 2014 – “Making Our Presence Known” commemorate October 18, 2014 as the 427th anniversary since 1587 of the First presence of Filipino in the Continental United States

AWARDS

  • Individual pioneers
  • Senior Day
  • Achievers
  • Oldest organizations
  • Long-term businesses

 

CHURCH

  • Mass, communion service, Ecumenical Prayer
  • Commemorative Services
  • Sermons, homilies or reflections

 

COLLABORATIVE

  • Co-sponsoring activity with other Pinoy organizations
  • Projects with professional organizations

 

COMMEMORATIVE

  • Posters
  • Brochure
  • T-Shirts
  • Calendar
  • Postcards

 

CONTESTS

  • Art
  • Essay
  • Basketball tournament
  • Photo
  • Yo-yo

 

ENTERTAINMENT/SOCIALS

  • Reception
  • Variety show
  • Social dance with yester year theme and dress

 

ETHNIC FESTIVAL

  • Music
  • Food fair
  • Arts & crafts

 

EXHIBITS

  • Art
  • Books
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Vintage clothes
  • Open house

LITERARY

  • Book fair
  • Book signing
  • Panel discussion
  • Poetry

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

  • Personal contact
  • Dissemination feeds
  • Consultation
  • Television/ radio interviews
  • Opinion or editorial piece

 

MUSIC

  • Concert
  • Recital
  • Workshop

 

PILGRIMAGES

  • Cemeteries
  • Family homestead
  • Historical sites

 

PROCLAMATION

  • City by mayor and/or council
  • County
  • State

 

PROJECTS

  • Family tree or genealogy
  • Audio or video interviews
  • Journal writing session
  • Historical site designations

 

REUNION

  • Family
  • Childhood friends
  • Neighborhood
  • School
  • Athletic teams
  • Co-workers
  • Filipino club

SCHOOL

  • Student show & tell
  • Reception for Filipino American student, faculty and staff
  • Curriculum development
  • Faculty in service training
  • Class historical field assignments
  • Filipino American Alumni search
  • Guest speaker
  • Exhibit
  • Skit
  • Video/film showings

 

SPEAKERS

  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Colloquium
  • Form
  • Panel discussion
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Mini conference
  • Story-telling
  • Special meeting
  • Rally
  • Luncheon, dinner or banquet

 

THEATER

  • Drama
  • Dance concert

 

TOURS

  • Historical sites
  • Agricultural, plantation cannery and other labor location
  • Churches
  • Businesses
  • Filipino American community centers

 

VISUAL

  • Photo exhibit
  • Film/Video showings

 

WORKSHOPS

  • “Discovering our Past for the Future”
  • Archival collections
  • Oral history techniques
  • Women’s historical contributions
  • Health care
  • Sensitivity training
  • Political empowerment
  • Societal ethnic issues