DUTY TO COUNTRY
Explore the history of U.S. imperialism in the Philippines, World War II, immigration and the civil rights movement in a whole new light with the Duty to Country curriculum, aligned with Curriculum standards. It also includes a resource guide, “Teaching with Duty to Country,” that highlights the mix of interviews, primary sources, animations and illustrations, videos and profile cards that provide many entry points into the history and themes of Duty to Country.
Under One Flag, the online exhibition, explores the untold story of two nations—the United States and the Philippines—fighting together under the U.S. Flag.
Across a century of history, Under One Flag features first-hand accounts of living veterans, historians, and community advocates. It showcases archival photographs, films, and historical documents preserved as the wartime generation passes from the scene. It aims to recognize these men and women for their service and to prompt all Americans to recognize these events as part of our shared history. And it seeks to empower a new generation of young people to reflect on what we owe our country, and how we can ensure America fulfills its promises in the future.
With 20+ hours of video interviews, Duty to Country showcases a rich archive of compelling first-hand stories. The archive provides access to topic-based short complications, highlight clips, full interviews and searchable transcripts. This timely effort captures stories told by the last of the living veterans, their families, activists and historians.
Designed for teachers in the classroom, these online educational resources include several detailed Lesson Plans and Explainer activities. The lesson plans incorporate primary and secondary sources and contextualize media and content from the exhibition and oral histories. They aid teachers and student interested in learning about the Filipino experience during World War II, American colonialism, and 20th Century social justice. Explainer activities engage students directly with primary documents, archival photographs, and oral histories. Lesson plans and activities are aligned with curriculum standards for ease-of-use.