SOCIAL CONTENT

ANGELIKA D. JABINES
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The Human Person
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1. Promote an

understanding
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The human person as
Self As a person community/society in the

The person as self grows by developing his/her faculties and talents and by taking an active role in improving the community/society
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Obedience to the natural moral law

The human person derives his/her dignity from the fact that a person’s last end is God

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• Every person has a dignity

The human person increases in dignity by fulfilling the precepts contained in the moral law through the exercise of his/her will

The human person diminishes in dignity every time he/she violates the moral law 3/20/12

2. Provide choices of activities
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Learner’s readiness Interest Learning profile

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3. Integrate the
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development of virtues and values Prudence
Justice Temperance Fortitude

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Nation Building
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Formation of the human person

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4. Portray how men and women live virtuous lives and their contributions to uplift the human condition and to building the Filipino nation

The Nation and the Citizenship

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Treat national symbols and institutions with respect Foster obedience to and respect for the Constitution and the law Encourage participative and responsible citizenship

Avoid bias favoring foreign products, practices and values Use illustrations and photographs of Philippine communities, objects and people Show Filipino technology, games, dances, dress, food, festivals, celebrations and customs 3/20/12

Society
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Depict contributions of men and women, ethnic and cultural groups in economic and social progress Foster attitudes of tolerance, understanding and appreciation of the diverse sectors and groups in society Present a balanced rural and 3/20/12 urban society

Give examples of lifestyles and situations existing outside Metro Manila. Avoid comparisons that may be divisive to social classes, cultural or religious groups. Show respect for different family patterns
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Promote and respect the rights of children, elderly, differently abled and other vulnerable sectors of the society Refrain from devoting space and attention to fads or transitory personages and events, untested theories or views
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Promote the need for the high ethical standards and codes of behaviour and their observance in all aspect s of Philippine society

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Do not depict physical, sexual and mental abuse of adults and children as well as violent sports and entertainment Do not give situations that would encourage crime, violence and vices

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Avoid materials that malign people, violation of laws and matters contrary to law and morality

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Race, Ethnicity and Culture

Respect racial, ethnic and cultural diversity in our society Avoid bias and stereotypes in reference to any individual or groups Avoid inaccurate, unnecessary or inappropriate portrayal of or reference to racial/ethnic or cultural customs, symbols, observances, festivals, dress names or language 3/20/12

Religion
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Use religious reference, symbols, celebrations and language Ensure that any appropriate references to religious groups are accurate and authentic within the setting and/or period of history presented
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Role Models

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Avoid sex bias Portray husbands and wives as partners in homemaking and family management

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As much as possible avoid choice of living persons as role models, except for persons of exceptional and acknowledged accomplishment or virtue regardless of their racial, ethnic or cultural origin or affiliation
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Refrain from glorifying or unduly extolling persons and their accomplishments Present a balanced picture of roles of workers and managers

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Show good role models of public servants Show workers who contribute to Philippine development

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Gender
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Avoid sexist language, bias and stereotyping Do not differentiate the capability of males and females Maintain balance in treatment of gender roles, occupations in the text and illustrations 3/20/12

Population

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Promote responsible parenthood and shared decisionmaking in various areas of home life

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Health and Safety

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Promote physical and mental well-being of males and females, children and adults Discourage use of tobacco, alcohol, narcotics and restricted drugs

Avoid depicting enjoyment of junk food • Promote health and safety standards and precautions

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Environment
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Portray a lifestyle that lessens the impact of climate change Portray efforts to conserve the country’s natural resources and protect the quality of the environment Promote personal and community involvement in environmental management for 3/20/12 sustainable development

Others

Avoid commercial brand names and corporate logos Encourage humane treatment of animals and respect for life of all kinds

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