the Philippines


Manila, Luzon




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  Teacher's guide  

The information on this website

This website gives  a lot of information about regions in the Philippines and about topics which are characteristic for this country. The Philippines is presented as an example of: 

a tropical country


a developing country


a country which has tourists a lot to offer

Regions and themes

There are more than 7100 islands in the Philippines. About 2000 are inhabited. On this website some of the bigger islands are selected to give specific attention. The most characteristic and  interesting aspects ( 2 -4) of each of these selected islands are given full attention.  These islands are: Bohol, Cebu, Leyte, Luzon, Mindanao and Palawan.


Besides the possibility of a regional approach, it is also possible to make an inquiry on several themes. The information about the themes is specific for developing and tropical countries. Some  themes are just specific for the Philippines. The themes are: animals, climate, coral waters,  demographics, economics, fruit, geothermic energy, history, housing, markets, tourism, trade, tribes, transportation,   tropical forest, typhoons, vegetables and volcanism.


The goals of the educational website

  This website has four main goals. These are:

Offering possibilities for active learning in the classroom by inquiry-oriented activities based on specific webquests


Show students of Faculties of Education and teachers on secondary schools ideas how to make webquests with reference to developing countries, specific regions or themes 


Being a source with relevant information about themes and regions concerning  the tropical and developing country the Philippines, suitable for students of  secondary schools all over the world


Introduce the Philippines to all who are interested in the country and its people


Webquests and the target group

A  webquest can be seen as 'Active learning by inquiry-oriented activities in which resources on the internet are used to collect relevant information'. 

This website gives  a lot of information which will be useful for students who work on a webquest.  The choice of  the information, the texts, the many pictures and the given ideas for webquests, are focused on students in the age of 13 - 16 years old. Some of the given ideas for webquests are focused on students with less capacities on reading texts. 

Though the information of this website is focused on the lower classes,  this website can also be useful for students of the highest classes. For a first orientation on themes concerning the physical or human geography of the Philippines, this website gives sufficient information. For a profound inquiry, there are several links for more information on other websites or even on some other pages on this website. 

The subjoined scheme  shows the links to the suggestions for the Classroom. There suggestions for the classroom on two levels. The ideas are easy to adjust to the level of students and to the length of the period that you want students to be active with the webquest.

E.C. de Schoolmeester