Crafting in Civics

Brooklyn’s Civics lessons with a dash of arts and crafts!

Or is it the other way around?


I have printed a Philippine map in line with our Civics lessons about Maps. We learned about our country’s major islands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The very same islands represented by the stars of the Philippine Flag.

The Philippines is an archipelago, or string of over 7,100 islands, in southeastern Asia between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The two largest islands, Luzon and Mindanao make up for two-thirds of the total land area.

With this map, he also learned about the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western parts of the Philippines.

We enjoyed learning while doing this super messy activity!


  • Glue
  • Glitter glue (for effects that are supposed to be visible but were not)
  • Mongo seeds
  • Map printout
  • Tweezers for the seeds

This performance task totally reminds me of Charlene Gonzales in 1994.


Credits to Pinas Pageantry for the video

9 thoughts on “Crafting in Civics

    1. Hi! We are guided by a textbook but the school that we’ve enrolled in this year pretty much allows us to deviate from the timetable as long as everything is tackled within the school year. I use our school’s textbook and the references provided by Department of Education. It’s the first time for The Philippines to experience mass homeschooling due to the pandemic that’s why our education system is not that established although I appreciate their efforts in providing us with educational materials that can complement the absence of an actual school setup. One of the resources they have suggested is the show “Bayani”:


      These are old clips but we, the 90s kids have learned a lot from these episodes as they were regularly being aired in a free tv network back when we’re kids.

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