Homeschool Help: Philippine Historic Sites Field Trip

Studying about Social Studies in the Philippines can sometimes become a boring and tedious task. However, we can help our students appreciate our country more by visiting museums and historical places in the country.

Here is a list of places you can try to visit:

  • Luneta
  • National Museum
  • Museum of the Filipino People
  • Fort Santiago
  • Ayala Museum
  • Rizal Shrine
  • Bahay Tsinoy
  • Lopez Museum
  • Yuchengco Museum
  • Museo ng Katipunan
  • Presidential Museum and Library
  • Metropolitan Museum of Manila
  • Mabini Shrine
  • Vigan
  • Bohol
  • Cebu
  • Corregidor Island
  • Dambana ng Kagitingan in Bataan
  • Manila American Cemetery
  • Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery
  • EDSA shrine
  • Aguinaldo Shrine

Do you know of any other place that should be included in this list? Please leave a comment. Thanks!

Santa Rosa City Hall Field Trip

As part of my 6th grader’s social studies lessons, we visited our City Hall in Santa Rosa Laguna.

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What we saw was a very modernized City Hall. We liked our City Hall because it was clean and orderly. We didn’t see people loitering and the place itself gave a positive representation of the city.

We were privileged to have been able to tour the entire City Hall via a friend who works there. We were also able to visit the City Mayor, Mayor Arlene Arcillas. My daughter gave her some questions for her research report and we are awaiting for her reply to the questions.

Here are some of the offices we were able to visit.

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We were also able to take a peek at the newest auditorium of the City!

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The City Hall is the nearest executive branch of the government you and your child can visit. Go and check your local city hall now!

A Glass of the Sea Exhibit

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Recently, we saw A Glass of the Sea exhibit by The Mind Museum in Ayala Malls Solenad Nuvali. It is based on an expedition of the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) in an effort to discover new marine life in the Verde Island Passage (VIP).

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It is an interactive exhibit, where there are informative videos, educational games and hands on learning at certain times.

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I liked this game Sustainable Seafood Market game because I learned which seafood I should choose to buy in the market to protect Marine life.

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I also liked this shadow exhibit — it speaks so much of our trash has been doing to our ocean.

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This exhibit began February 1 and will last for 2 weeks. So if you are in the Nuvali area, don’t forget to drop by and let the children experience this exhibit!

Field Trip at Children’s Playground, Museum of the Filipino People and National Museum

A few Sundays ago, we had our first field trip for our new school year! We went to Manila City and visitedRizal Park. The kids saw the giant map of the Philippines up close and then we dropped by Children’s Playground. For just a minimal fee of 10 pesos each, we were able to enter and enjoy the park. It was surprisingly clean and a fun place filled with lots of colorful animals and dinosaurs! There were lots of slides for the kids and shady open space for picnic. A good place for the family to enjoy a hot summer day!

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We then trooped to National Museum which is a block away from the park. We first went inside the Museum of the Filipino People. Since it was a Sunday, the entrance was free!

The museum was 4 floors and full of different kinds of exhibit. It was filled with artifacts and information. There was a section about the Filipino people too.  We started around 10am and finished around 1130am. We could have stayed longer had it not been my kids were already hungry!

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Afterwards, we had lunch at nearby Wendy’s then went to the National Museum. Entrance was also free since it was a Sunday. We were welcomed by the huge painting of Juan Luna, the Spolarium and every other painting in the whole building was just worth visiting. It was an artful afternoon for us!

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Here are 2 of my personal favorites from the museum.

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The visit to the museums turned out better than what I expected. I do encourage you to visit these places with your children, especially ages 7 and above, to fully enjoy the paintings and museums exhibits.

Field Trips

As homeschoolers, it is my duty as the parent-teacher to look around the community and be aware of good places to visit for our field trips. Field trips are important part of our homeschool as the children are able to learn more about life and the lessons they are studying.

This year, the only places we have been to is Fun FarmPinto Art Museum and the recent Manila International Book Fair. We also went to Tanza Oasis Resort in Tanza Cavite to relax and visit Cavite.

However, I am still praying that we will be able to visit some more places before the end of the year. Here are some of the places we hope to visit soon:

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Do you know of any other good places to visit?