MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is set to launch a history channel to reinforce students’ historical awareness.
In a statement on Wednesday (June 23), the education department said the DepEd TV History Channel will make films and documentaries accessible to be used as learning resources.
The historical films and documentaries will be available online through DepEd Commons, DepEd TV YouTube, and soon on DepEd EdFlix. It will also feature lessons provided by history teachers that will pass the review of the Curriculum and Instruction strand.
“The ideas and views that the learners may form after watching DepEd TV History Channel serve as their stimulus in improving their conditions and circumstances, in fighting for their rights, in upholding their nationalist aspirations, and in thriving in multi-culturalist societies around the globe,” Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua said.
The initial line-up will be composed of existing historical video materials that have been shown publicly as well as new content that DepEd will produce in collaboration with other filmmakers.
Contents for the DepEd TV History Channel will follow the guidelines of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
“We can also start filmmaking workshops and contests that will produce historical films made by local filmmakers. This is an excellent opportunity for the education sector and the film industry to work together,” Pascua said.
Meanwhile, the viewing hours, time, and schedule of programs will consider the age and grade level of the viewers. –AAC