Lesson Plan

  • Grades 11-12

When the Political Becomes Personal: U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines



● Research the activist movements represented in the film and others happening around the world and discuss the role of activism in overcoming the legacy of imperialism.

● Explore the history of the Philippines and the U.S. more deeply and tie it to the current political context in the Philippines and in North Korea.

● Trace the historical roots of discrimination against people with transgender identities in the Philippines, India, the United States and elsewhere around the world to make connections around how imperialism influences sexual and gender diversity.