Cagayan de Oro is rich with cultural heritage passed from one generation to the next. Being a Cagay-anon, I take pride in exploring its history. This semester, as part of the course Readings in Philippine History, I aksed my students to visit historical sites of Cdo as well as interview some locals to dig in further the details of the past.
I am amazed on how the studets patch things together as they explore the historical corners of the city. They went to the Water Tank Museum, Plaza DV Soria, Mc Arthur Park, Gaston Park, Bahay na Bato, Pelaez Ancestral House, Mc Arthur Park, University Museums and many more. They also made a vlog out of their trip where they took time to explain the relevance of each site.
As an educator, I can only hope for the best for each of my student that they enjoy while they learn in the process. I may not be the best History teacher (tho trying) but I pray that the students understand and value our own history as much as they are valued in this present time.