In his homeland in the Philippines, author Vargas spoke Tagalog. Conduct research on some of the basic words and phrases of this language and prepare a presentation for the class.
Conduct research as needed and prepare a presentation that looks at the history of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines. How did the Spanish influence Filipino culture, language, etc.?
Prepare a presentation that explores criticisms of the author's works and others discussed in the book.
Look in your local newspaper or archives for an article that involves some aspect of the book and bring it to class. You will present it in front of the class and explain how it relates to the book.
Letter to the Author
Give students the opportunity to write to author Jose Antonio Vargas with questions, thoughts, or ideas related to the book.
Language and Filipino Culture
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