Chores in the Philippines

This workshop provides a unique, hands-on perspective of daily life in the Philippines.

Workshop Description

In the American culture, chores are oftentimes regarded as one that has no serious consequences if skipped.  This is not true in the culture of the Philippines, where every family member is expected to contribute to the household.

Participants will learn how Filipinos do housework the old fashioned way, with hands-on activities, such as doing laundry without a washing machine.  Students will experience how Filipinos pump water for laundry (balloon assimilation), make starch from rice, and iron clothes with coal operated iron. They will also learn what it really means to children in the Philippines if they do not do their chores. Through a slide presentation, participants get a of taste of this unique and beautiful country as CultureALL Ambassador Yolanda Duerson shares her childhood memories, including how doing chores helped her put food on her family’s table.

Workshop Details:

Ambassador Yolanda Duerson
Region/Culture Southeast Asia - The Philippines
Subject(s) Social Studies, Science, Consumer Science
Participants 25 max
Standard Length 45 min