DAGUPAN CITY – Two Dagupan History modules were presented to Mayor Belen T. Fernandez during the celebration of the 71st Agew na Dagupan at CSI Stadia on June 20.
A joint project of the Dagupan City Historical Culture and Arts and the Department of Education (DepEd) Dagupan, the modules are in line with the Republic Act 10533 or the “Enhanced Basic Education Act”, wherein curriculums are encouraged to be flexible enough to schools “to localize, indigenize and enhance their teaching materials”.
The modules are specifically made for Dagupan City, with eight chapters focusing on the city’s history including its facts about its former name Bagnotan, during the Spanish and American regimes as well as Japanese occupation, the birth of Dagupan as a city, its role in the third republic and its golden age.
Also included are the situations, achievements, and developments found in present-day Dagupan.
The modules were completed under the auspices of Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez as its project director.
Dagupan City Historical Culture and Arts Chairman Atty. Gonzalo T. Duque, OIC Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Froserfina Bravo, SDS Dr. Lorna Bugayong and Assistant SDS Lourdes Servito are the project’s consultants, with the modules being written by DepEd writers and Dagupan City National High School teachers.
Mayor Fernandez disclosed the modules have been already signed and approved by Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education and is now up for reproduction and distribution to public schools of the city.
Designed for grade 3 and grade 7 students, the modules will be integrated into their curriculum through their history or Araling Panlipunan subjects.
Fernandez also expressed hope that the modules will inspire the youth to continue the city’s legacy.
“Our children will study how Dagupan had progressed from the past up to today. I believe the youth will be inspired by our city’s history and will continue what our forefathers and past leaders have started.” (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)