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We provide resources and support on Southeast Asian studies to K-16 educators and students, businesses, community groups, organizations and individuals throughout the northern Illinois region and beyond.

Lesson Plans and Curriculum

This set of global and human rights lesson plans are grounded in the rich history and contemporary diversity of the Philippines and developed as a result of a four-week Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Short-Term Seminar in the summer of 2015. The seminar examined the tension between ethno-religious diversity and civil society's efforts to improve the country's record in response to ethnic conflict, rebuilding democratic institutions such as a free press and free election, and advocating respect for human rights and a dismantling of a culture of impunity for political, economic and military elites. The participants were exposed to a wide range of perceptions of how various sectors of developing nations instantiate and understand the relationship between the state, local authority and human rights.

Agriculture

Contract Farming and Rural Development in the Philippines (PDF) (Community College: 200 level)
Paul R. Edleman, Sauk Valley Community College

Economics

Emerging Economies: The Philippines (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Sowjanya Dharmasankar, Waubonsee Community College

Fine Arts

Filipina Artists and Feminist Art (PDF) (Community College)
Jennifer Rose Hasso, Harold Washington College/Triton College

Poverty and Migration in Art (PDF) (Community College)
Jennifer Rose Hasso, Harold Washington College/Triton College

Social Protest in Art (PDF) (Community College)
Jennifer Rose Hasso, Harold Washington College/Triton College

Geography

Philippine Migration, Remittances, and Overseas Filipino Workers (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Anne Sharkey, Huntley High School

History

Arab Spring (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Michael Fauerbach, St. Anne Community High School

Comparison of Spanish Colonization: Latin America and the Philippines (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Anne Sharkey, Huntley High School

Ferdinand Marcos and Nicolae Ceausescu (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Doug Kotlarczyk, Lake Forest High School

Did the Actions of the United States during the American-Philippine War Reflect the Ideas of Benevolent Assimilations? (PDF) (11th Grade)
Clayton Henricksen, Huntley High School

Jose Rizal and the Construction of National Identity: Colonialism and Nationalism (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Doug Kotlarczyk, Lake Forest High School

Responsibility to Protect-R2P (PDF) (Community College: 200 level)
Paul R. Edleman, Sauk Valley Community College

Should the United States Annex the Philippines? (PDF) (11th Grade)
Clayton Henricksen, Huntley High School

The Philippine American War (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Doug Kotlarczyk, Lake Forest High School

Human Rights

Application of Human Rights Principles to Philippine Corruption (PDF) (Community College)
Kathy Westman, Waubonsee Community College

Conceptually Understanding Human Rights (PDF) (9th Grade)
Clayton Henricksen, Huntley High School

Corruption in the Philippines: A Human Rights Problem (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Sowjanya Dharmasankar, Waubonsee Community College

Have the Philippines fulfilled their Responsibility to Protect Human Rights? (PDF) (9th Grade)
Clayton Henricksen, Huntley High School

Human and Civil Rights: A Comparison between the Philippines and America's Struggle for Rights through Modern Times (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Michael Fauerbach, St. Anne Community High School

Human Rights and Exhibit Space (PDF) (Community College)
Jennifer Rose Hasso, Harold Washington College/Triton College

Human Rights in the Philippines and the US: An Examination of the Prison Industrial Complex (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Edward C. Davis IV, Malcolm X College

Human Rights Issues in Conflict Zones (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Anne Sharkey, Huntley High School

Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Michael Fauerbach, St. Anne Community High School

Indigenous Peoples Debates (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Doug Kotlarczyk, Lake Forest High School

Indigenous People's Rights in the Philippines (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Edward C. Davis IV, Malcolm X College

Poverty in the Philippines: A Human Rights Problem (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Sowjanya Dharmasankar, Waubonsee Community College

Using Photo Images to Teach the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Philippine Human Rights (PDF) (Community College: 200 level)
Paul R. Edleman, Sauk Valley Community College

The United Nations and Human Rights (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Michael Fauerbach, St. Anne Community High School

Language

Language in the Philippines (Community College: 100-200 level)
Edward C. Davis IV, Malcolm X College

Politics

Philippine Government Structure with a Focus on the Philippine Barangay (PDF) (Community College: 100 level)
Paul R. Edleman, Sauk Valley Community College

The Role of the Cold War in Martial Law Politics (PDF) (9-12th Grade)
Anne Sharkey, Huntley High School

Religious Diversity

Religious Diversity in the Philippines: Examining the Rizalistas (PDF) (Community College: 100-200 level)
Edward C. Davis IV, Malcolm X College

Sociology

The Missing Sociological Imagination: Sociological Functionalist Theory that Shapes the Filipino Social Consciousness in the Philippines (PDF) (Community College)
Kathy Westman, Waubonsee Community College

Web Resources

These syllabi have been developed by three northern Illinois community college educators who accompanied CSEAS Director Judy Ledgerwood on a three-week study tour of Cambodia in the summer of 2016. The study tour was supported in part with funding through the Center's U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant.

Teaching Resources


Southeast Asian Resources

NIU Southeast Asia Library Collection

NIU Southeast Asia Digital Library

SEASite

Country Profiles

Introduction to Thai Buddhism

Contact Us

Center for Southeast Asian Studies
520 College View Court
815-753-1771
cseas@niu.edu