Lesson Plan

  • Grades 11-12

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

Lesson Details

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

● Articulate the history and legacy of the U.S. policy of imperialism in the Philippines

● Analyze the specific ways the legacy of U.S. imperialism connects to the murder of Jennifer “Ganda” Laude and the subsequent legal case

● Remark on the effects of imperialist policies on individuals of all genders

GRADE LEVELS: 10th—12th grade

SUBJECT AREAS

Economics, Global Studies, Media Studies, Psychology, Women and Gender Studies, World History

MATERIALS

● Film clips from Call Her Ganda and equipment on which to show them

Handout (PDF)

ESTIMATED TIME NEEDED

● 2 class periods, with homework