Grade 7 Arts Module: “Ways and Sways” An Overview of Religious and Regional Festivals in the Philippines

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

Learning Competency:

The learner identifies the festivals and theatrical forms celebrated all over the country throughout the year.

It’s no secret that many Filipinos love to gather and find reasons to celebrate. During occasions like this, households (and even whole communities) prepare food for their relatives and visitors. Often celebrated with loud music, lively dancing, colorful outfits or costumes and large feast, local festivities in the Philippines are vibrant in every way and are deeply linked to our culture as these reflect the traditions and beliefs of a specific place. This module will help you understand more about these gatherings and how they play a valuable role in our society.

While many Philippine festivals are traditionally rooted in Christianity and are mostly religious in nature, other similar celebrations are held to commemorate momentous historical events or to honor seasons, such as the season of harvest. Different activities take place in a Philippine festival, such as parades, processions, masses, pageants, exhibits, trade fairs, concerts, religious and cultural rituals, and even plays and reenactments.

In the previous discussions, you have learned how artistic and creative Filipinos are. This was shown in our cultural attire, fabric and tapestries, crafts, body ornaments and accessories.

As you go through each part of this learning material, you will surely be fascinated by the unique and individual characteristics of festivals we have in the country. The purpose of celebration and the date of each festival will be discussed as well.

You are fortunate to be able to travel around the country for free through this module. Hopefully you will learn and accomplish all the activities prepared for you.

At times, you will have to locate where a specific festival takes place, describe a specific celebration, organize information, and make a travel calendar and locator map which will both be of great help in order to achieve our objectives.

You will use all your new knowledge from this module in the next lessons, too, so give it your all and don’t forget to enjoy!

Learning Objectives

In this module, you will be able to:

1. Describe the different festivals celebrated all over the country throughout the year.

2. Categorize the different festivals as either religious or non-religious regional festivals.

3. Create a Festival Locator Map which can locate the festivals all across the different regions in the Philippines.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: “Ways and Sways” An Overview of Religious and Regional Festivals in the Philippines


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