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Filipino American Center

Heritage - Tagalog

Digital stories

Digital storytelling is "the modern expression of the ancient art of storytelling. It derives its power by weaving images, music, narrative and voice together, giving dimension and vivid color to the characters, situations, experiences" of the story.

Click on the following videos for examples of digital storytelling put together by students of Old Dominion University as part of their classwork.

Abadeha The Philippine Cinderella

Legend of the Rainbow

Children of the Limokon

Legend of the Pineapple

Greedy Crow

Igorot Creation story

Hawk and The Hen

Ifugao Flood Myth

How the Angels built Lake Lanao


Why There is High Tide During the Full Moon

(Real Media files)

Our Stories

Introduction    Folklore, "Origin of the 7,000 Isles"    Excerpts from Interviews   Oral History    Roundtable Discussion   "Gone"   Conclusion


Introduction   Introduction   Immigration   Commercial: "Ano Ba?"   Interracial Relationships   Commercial: "Gusto Ko"Closing

Tagalog Classes at Old Dominion

The classes provide a proactive learning experience on the histories and cultures of the Philippines. Students will be able to study at three different levels; elementary, middle school, and high school. We have also added theatre arts for the elementary level. A curriculum is set for all students to explore the various sights, sounds, tastes, and texts of the Philippines and its people. In higher levels, students will also study Filipino American immigrations and the relations between the United States and the Philippines. The Heritage classes will also give the children the opportunity to learn basic Tagalog for younger students and conversational Tagalog for high levels.

Email us at filamcenter@odu.edu or call us at 757.683.5099