LAKAS SAMBAYANAN (Community Strength)

We’ve been reviewing Revolutions and discussing People Power in the Philippines these past few days. Over the next few days we will be watching a video on what actually happened during the People Power Revolution called Lakas Sambayanan (roughly translated as Community Strength).

You’ll find the links to the videos below in case you need to watch them again or missed out on information for the packet.


Lakas Sambayanan Part 1 (Skip sections: 3:18 – 6:20)

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 2 (Skip following sections: 1:28 – 2:28 / 3:06 – 3:56 / 4:22 – 4:42 / 6:01 – 6:25)

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 3 (Skip following sections: 7:10-9:00)

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 4 

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 5 (Skip following sections: 1:57 – 3:36 / 6:21 – 7:30)

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 6 (Skip following sections: 8:48 – 9:14)

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 7

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 8

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Lakas Sambayanan Part 9

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Phobias – Carol

I chose this topic because phobias are very usual and even I have it, and lots of people sometimes are unable to overcome it, so I chose this in order to explain thoroughly what phobias are so that people can overcome them when they fully understand that phobias are actually really nothing to be afraid of.

I learned that a phobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no threat to people, but it might put the mental health of the person with the phobia in some danger. People have phobias of things that does little or no harm to the person, but they are still afraid of it for some unreasonable reason they are unable to explain. Some common phobias include claustrophobia, fear of small spaces; Acrophobia or Altophobia, fear of heights; Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia, fear of spiders; Entomophobia or Insectophobia, fear of insects, and many more interesting and somewhat “dumb” phobias.  If you have a phobia, you’ll realize sooner or later that phobias are so unrealistic that they will forget about it later and have no phobia of that object, action, or special occurrences. Another way to get rid of phobias is to try to get used to the phobia through experiencing the phobia lots of times, or just don’t try to do anything that might trigger phobias anyway. I think the best way to overcome phobias is to use self-help strategies and therapies.


“Dreaming” By: Slava Gulyamov

I chose dreaming as my topic, because all of us can see dreams, but not all really know how they form and why. On top of that, I need to say, that I always thought that dreaming is very exсiting, and interesting. Firstly what is a dream? Dreams are images of different ideas, object, or emotions that the human may see in the certain stage of sleep.The dreams are happening during the REM- rapid-eye movment, so your brain is very active during that time. Sometimes dreams occur during other sleep stages, but those once are much less vivid, and pretty memorable. Average people have 5 to 6 dreams each night, others have up to seven dreams. However there are many kinds of dreams such are magical, exciting, frightening etc. For the most part the dreams can not be controlled, exept for the once that are called lucid dreaming.

I learned that human sees dreams, even though he can not remeber that, on top of that I learned that nightmares are actyually good for your mental health. The first recording of the dream, was 5000 years ago by Greeks and Romans. They believed that dreams are messages from future. Overall, I think that this is very exciting theme, and I really enjoy it. Before I used to think that we see dreams just because we are ment to, now I know that our brain pruduces this pictures, and that the dream may last couple of seconds!



Health Buzz



You will be contributing to the class blog about Wellness issues and interests. This blog post should be broken down into two paragraphs and include a relevant image:

Paragraph ONE

  • What is the issue or topic all about?
  • Why did you choose this issue?  
  • What did you know already?  
  • What are your connections? How does it connect to previous learning?
  • How is this issue relevant? Why is it important?
  • How does/can  it affect teenagers?

Paragraph TWO

  • What did you learn about this issue?
  • How did it expand your learning?
  • What is your thinking/opinion about this issue?
  • What was interesting/surprising/unexpected?
  • How has your thinking changed?  How can it be applied to new situations?
  • What are some misunderstandings about this topic?
  • What are some problems/solutions of this issue?  
  • How does this influence your thinking about wellness?


  • Include an appropriate image with an explanation about how it relates to your issue.

Instructions for posting:

  • Go into your GOOGLE CLASSROOM


  • Open up the HEALTH BUZZ POST
  • Create a “New Document” inside the Health Buzz post and name it – BLOG POST
  • Answer the questions above and don’t forget to include an appropriate image
  • Attach your presentation to the Health Buzz post as well
  • Turn it in!


* You can post your power point/video/link if you like


Part 2: Individual Presentation to the Class

You are then to create a visual presentation to the class (powerpoint, video, prezzie,etc) that will help teach the class what you have learned about your topic.

Tips for Success

  1. The powerpoint/presentation should limit the amount of text (use question prompts)
  2. It should be unique and interesting for your peers (please try not to repeat a previous issue)
  3. Please use notecards & lots of visuals (do not read from the screen and avoid a lot of text on the screen)
  4. Explain why you chose it (what’s your personal connection – personal interest, relation, etc)
  5. Explain how the topic relates to wellness (mental, social, physical, environmental, spiritual, emotional)
  6. Include a complete MLA list of sources (bibliography)
  7. Attach final presentation into the “Health Buzz post” in your google classroom


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Use this graphic organizer below to help you research and take notes on your topic:

Dates for your Health Buzz Presentations can be found in the Shared Resources under Health Buzz.
Good luck!  Looking forward to the presentations!