For Educators

The Duty to Country curriculum provides educators with lesson plans and explainer activities to help students understand the experience of colonization and World War II from the perspective of Filipinos, and brings to life the story of the brave and determined veterans who fought for nearly 70 years for the benefits and recognition they had earned.  

To dive deeper into additional sources, take a look at our resources page.

Lesson Plans

Four lesson plans on key historical moments: the colonial period, World War II, the establishment of an independent Philippines and the passage of the Rescission Act, and the civil rights movement to restore veterans’ benefits and path to U.S. citizenship. A resource guide also highlights the mix of engaging media and sources that provide entry points into the history and themes of Duty to Country.


The ten explainers are activities built around primary sources, maps and infographics that help students make sense of this long history. 


Share your thoughts about the Duty to Country Curriculum

We invite educators to share their feedback on the Duty to Country curriculum. This survey asks about where and what you typically teach, and for your feedback on the educator materials themselves. We estimate it will take 15 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for your time, your feedback helps us make Duty to Country stronger.