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GRADE & Grade 12 1st Semester
CONTENT: 21st-Century Literature from the region where the school is based in relation to the Literature of other
regions in various genres and forms in consideration of:
4. names of authors and their works, and backgrounds of the literature from the region where the high
school is located.
CONTENT The learner will be able to understand and appreciate the elements and contexts of 21st-Century Philippine
STANDARDS: Literature from the regions.

PERFORMANCE The learner will be able to demonstrate understanding and appreciation of 21st-century Philippine literature
STANDARD: from the regions through:
 A written close analysis and critical interpretation of a literary text in terms of form and theme, with
a description of its context derived from research; and
 An adaptation of a text into other creative forms using multimedia.

LEARNING 3. situate the texts in the context of the region, nation, and the world
CODE: EN12Lit-IIc-29

Lesson Title: Colonialisms and Cosmopolitanisms

Lesson Overview: (See “View” on page 128-129)
This lesson explores the concept of cosmopolitanism in J Neil Garcia’s “XVIII, From Amsterdam: A Cycle.”
a. Stress that cities serve as critical and definite markers of modernity. Explain the features of
modern life namely order, predictability, and scientific advancement. Define cosmopolitanism.
Connect it with openness to various cultures of the world.
b. This lesson tackles modern age, cosmopolitanism, diversity, colonial experience,
synechdoche, metonymy, and postcolonial experience by exploring “XVIII, From Amsterdam:
A Cycle” by J. Neil C. Garcia.

II. Objective: The students will be able to;

a. Situate the texts in the context of the region, the nation, and the world.
b. Articulate the significance and place of cultural and national memory in an increasingly
globalized world.
c. Respond critically to the poem and consequently articulate this response through a
conceptualization of a monument that memorializes a particular event or person in
contemporary Philippine history.

III. Subject Matter:

Topic: Lesson 13: Colonialisms and Cosmopolitanisms
Materials: printed copies of the lesson/topic and writing and oral activities, board, chalk
Reference: 21st-century literature from the Philippines and the world Teacher’s Manual and textbook
Value focus: Appreciation of the representative texts and authors from Europe

IV. Developmental Activities:

Checking of attendance
Submission of assignments/outputs/projects (if there is/are)

Lesson Proper:

Activity: By group:
The Philippines was colonized by two Western superpowers of their time: the Spanish and the
In the table given below, identify one important legacy of the Spaniards and the Americans in each
specified category. Identify if this had a positive or a negative effect on our culture. Be sure to give
your arguments to justify your side. Be guided by the table illustrated.


Influence & Positive or Influence & Positive or
Contribution Negative Contribution Negative
Religion or Religion
Entertainment or
Forms of Leisure

The teacher will explain to the learners the postcolonialism and identify the positive and
negative effects of colonialism to our culture.


a. What do you feel about the activity?

b. What do you feel about the positive effects of colonialism?
c. What do you feel about the negative effects of colonialism?


List five examples of way of life that is salient in the past. In each way of life, cite how this way of life changed.

Past Present

Processed Questions:
a. What would you feel if you lived in the past?
b. Do you like your way of life at present?
c. How is the past and present related/opposite to each other?

V. Assessment:

Instructions: Identify the term that is being described in each statement. Choose your answer
from the box.
1. It refers to the feature of a city that refers to the spaces in the city that
are organized according to zones.
2. It refers to the feature of a city that pertains to the goods that are
valued through prices, travel time is calculated based on traffic
3. It refers to a global mindset that characterizes an openness to the
different cultures and world views of people.

4. Is both a chronological and a cultural positioning. It may refer to the

period after colonialism and can also point at the cultural state of the
former colony.

Answer key:

a. Order
b. Predictability
c. Cosmopolitanism
d. Postcolonialism

VI. Assignment:
Read the next literary work.