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Lesson Plan April 5, 2016

Families of Domestic Workers from the Philippines



Questions for "Philippines: Missing Their Parents"

  1. What are Maryknoll’s responsibilities in her family?
  2. What is the impact of Maryknoll’s responsibilities on her life?
  3. What two historical events led to increased family responsibilities for young women?
  4. How many children are estimated to have parents working abroad?
  5. How does the author structure the article? What are the major themes and how are they ordered?
  6. What do you think is the author’s purpose for this article?

Questions for "The Sisterhood of Filipino Nannies"

  1. How does the article begin? What is the tone?
  2. How many Filipinos are estimated to be working in Dubai?
  3. What challenges were Nida’s sisters facing in the Phillipines before they decided to leave?
  4. What challenges do the sisters face in Dubai?
  5. How does the article end? What is the tone?
  6. What do you think is the author’s purpose for writing this article? Why?

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