Social Studies or Aralin Panlipunan has been one of the difficult subjects to teach in homeschooling, mainly because of the textbooks and reference books that are published and recommended by schools. These books are dry and information are presented in a dull and boring manner. We’ve used different textbooks over the years but sadly, almost all textbooks are the same.
Thankfully, last year, we were able to find good alternatives. I’d like to share them with you.
A Lolong Time Ago, a prehistory of the Philippines is published by Tahanan Publishing. Prehistoric times of the Philippines retold in a fascinating way.
A First Look at Philippine Fruits, Flowers and Trees is perfect for those learning about what makes the Philippines unique. This book is also from Tahanan Publishing.
If your child is learning about the culture and the way of life of the Filipino people, Philippine Proverbs from Tahanan Publishing is a good resource. This is a collection of over 100 Philippine Proverbs from around the archipelago.
Filipino culture definitely includes Filipino food. Check What Kids Should Know About Filipino Food from Adarna House Publishing.
Regional Profiles is just the perfect book for those studying about the different regions in the country.
If you are looking for stories about the different periods in the Filipinos life, Batang Historyador Series from Adarna House is a good choice.
For a more comprehensive Philippine History book, you can check out The Other Philippine History from Anvil Publishing. Read Philippine History from a fresh perspective.
For famous Filipino people and their biographies, Great Lives Series from Tahanan Publishing is a good source.
For other biographies, you may check the Modern Heroes for the Filipino Youth series from Bookmark Inc.
All images used are from the different publishing companies namely Tahanan Publishing, Adarna House Publishing, Anvil Publshing and Bookmark Inc..