Delve into the balikbayan experience, hop onto a jeepney, and try your hand at the Tinikling. These aspects of Philippine culture and Filipino diasporic experience are at the heart of the PASSOC Project!
The PASSOC (Philippine Arts and Social Studies in the Ontario Curriculum) Project is a collaboration between the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) and York University. It consists of curriculum content that reflects the cultural identity of the large and increasing number of Filipino students in the school system. Based on provincial learning expectations, the activities affirm Filipino experiences and identities, and ‘mainstreams’ the Philippines as a topic of study in three subject/grade areas: Grade 6 Social Studies, Grade 6-8 Dance, and Grade 8 Geography.