Discover the Philippines

In this Year 5-8 Social Studies unit, students will explore aspects of the Philippines such as language, sport and dance and then compare what they have learnt with daily life in New Zealand.

The unit is designed in modules for teachers and students to select their interest areas. Modules may be completed independently or with teacher guidance.

At the end of the unit, students will have the opportunity to present their learning about the Philippines in a form of their choosing, depending on what modules were focused on.

Achievement objectives
Students will gain knowledge, skills, and experience to:

  • understand how cultural practices vary but reflect similar purposes (Level 3)
  • understand how people view and use places differently (Level 3)
  • understand how people pass on and sustain culture and heritage for different reasons and that this has consequences for people (Level 4)

Curriculum level: 3-4


  1. Languages
  2. Native animals
  3. Games/Sport
  4. Art
  5. Dance
  6. Famous landmarks
  7. School and daily life
  8. Food