(Re)Discover PH: Philippine History Class (10-Weeks) by Andrei Julian


(Re)Discover PH: Philippine History Class (10-Weeks)

The history of the Philippines is known to have begun at least 700,000 years ago. Various groups migrated and settled in different areas until the Spanish expeditions anchored in the islands. After 300 years of Spanish colonization, the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States of America. Forty years later, Philippines was captured by Japan in World War II. The United States ceded its sovereignty over the Philippines in 1946 that started the postcolonial history of the Philippines.

(Re)Discover Philippines is a 10-part series about the history of the Philippine and its people. It covers major historical events from the genesis of our archipelago to the colonial era and up to the contemporary times. This class is ideal for anyone who wants to learn or relearn the history in the Philippines, the Filipino people and the events that shaped the modern Filipino.


What This Class Covers

This class is a simplified approach to learning the history of the Philippines and the major events that shaped the modern Filipino and the culture.

Week 1: Pre-Colonial Philippines

Week 2: The Spanish Conquest

Week 3: Under the Imperial Spain

Week 4: From Indios to Filipinos

Week 5: Reform and Revolution

Week 6: Under the Star and Stripes

Week 7: Transition to Independence

Week 8: The War Years

Week 9: Up from the Ashes

Week 10: Martial Law and Beyond


Date and Time of Class:

Manila PHT 10:00AM – 11:30AM, Saturdays Jun 5, 12, 19, 26, Jul 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7

California 7:00PM – 8:30 PM, Fridays Jun 4, 11, 18, 25, Jul 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6


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Andrei Julian is the co-founder of Don’t Skip Manila, a passion project that aims to tell the grand story of the Pearl City, Manila. For the longest time, Tourism graduate Andrei has witnessed the city get skipped in most urban tours, overlooking Manila’s rich history, enduring grandeur, and vibrant arts and culture.


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