COVID-19 Dictionary for Filipino Children in English, Filipino and Sinugbuanong Binisaya

Learning Material, General References

Published on 2020 June 11th

For the young to further understand terms they usually encounter during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the faculty of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Education has created a children’s dictionary containing words related to COVID-19. This material contains ten words that children often see or hear on television or social media. It also contains images to engage children to read and help them understand and visualize the term being used. A copy of the dictionary, which is available in the English and Filipino languages, can be downloaded at The collaborative video project with UP Open University, USAPANG COVID-19 can also be downloaded from the same link. You may also watch the videos at

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 4, Grade 3, Grade 9, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 10, Multi Grade
Kindergarten, Health, Science
Personal Health Personal Health Prevention and Control of Diseases and Disorders Personal health Community health Family Health Prevention and Control of Diseases and Disorders Health Trends Issues and Concerns National Level Health Trends Issues and Concerns Global Level Prevention and Control of Diseases and Disorders (Non-communicable Diseases) G. LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION (LL) : Book and Print Awareness (BPA) G. LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION (LL) : Vocabulary Development (V)
Educators, Learners
Demonstrate proper hand washing Practices habits of keeping the body clean and healthy Describes a healthy and an unhealthy person Realizes the importance of washing hands Realizes the importance of practicing good health habits Describes the characteristics of a healthful home environment Explains the effect of a home environment to the health of the people living in it Describes ways on how family members can share household chores in keeping a healthful home environment Demonstrates how to keep the home environment healthful Describes healthy habits of the family Demonstrates good family health habits and practices Discusses the different risk factors for diseases Gives an example of health condition under each risk factor Explains the effects of common diseases Explains measures to prevent common diseases Explains the importance of proper hygiene and building up ones body resistance in the prevention of diseases Demonstrates good selfmanagement and gooddecision makingskills to prevent common diseases Discusses ways of managing unhealthy relationships Describes personal health issues and concerns Explains the importance of undergoing health appraisal procedures Regularly undergoes health appraisal procedures Identifies community health resources and facilities that may be utilized to address a variety of personal health issues and concerns Promotes the use of health resources and facilities in the school and in the community Recognizes triggers and warning signs of common mental disorders Explains the significance of the existing health related laws in safeguarding peoples health Follows existing health related laws Recommends ways of managing health issues trends and concerns Discusses the significance of global health initiatives Describes how global health initiatives positively impact peoples health in various countries Analyzes the issues in the implementation of global health initiatives Recommends ways of adopting global health initiatives to local or national context

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