Mangita and Larina

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A podcast series Filipino folktales and children stories brought to us by Areté and the Ateneo de Manila Basic Education.

Our podcast story is entitled, Mangita and Larina from the book, Philippine Folklore Stories, written by John Mauraice Miller, and will be read to us by Barbara B. Ramirez.

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Learning Guide

Prepared by Kristine Anne P. Valdellon and Barbara B. Ramirez

Discussion Points:

  1. Stories usually depict ideas of good and evil as darkness (evil) vs. light (good). This story challenges these ideas. As a reader, what is your reaction to Mangita, though dark skinned, as the one who is good in character? What is your reaction to Larina, being pretty and fair-skinned, as the one who is evil and cruel in nature?
  2. Do you think Larina deserved the punishment she got from the old woman? Why or why not?

Activity Guide:

The story of Mangita and Larina uses stereotypes. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, a stereotype is “something conforming to a fixed or general pattern especially: a standardized mental picture that is held in common by members of a group and that represents an oversimplified opinion, prejudiced attitude, or uncritical judgment.”

There are several kinds of stereotyping: racial, gender, sexual, or cultural. For the brainstorming, list down one problem for each kind of stereotype. Divide yourselves into groups of 4-5 members and choose one stereotype to tackle. As a group, propose a solution to combat this kind of prejudiced or biased thinking. You and your group mates may or may not have experienced these stereotypes personally. Present your group’s solution in video form of by creating a 20-30 second (PSA) Public Service Announcement. Ask permission from the school administration if you can post the video online.

To find out more about how to do a PSA, you may refer to this link:

https://mediacommons.psu.edu/2017/02/14/public-service-announcement/

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Source: Mangita and Larina. Philippine Folklore Stories. John Maurice Miller. 2004 (Ebook). Project Gutenberg


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