Areté: Cultivating Filipino Values in the 21st Century (For Grades 7 to 10)

Textbook Series Description

Areté is a Greek term which means “excellence of any kind.” It also means “moral virtue.” These two meanings connote that excellence is intimately linked with living a moral life. Areté: Towards Filipino Moral Excellence textbook series is a response to educating the young and inspiring them to live an excellent and virtuous life.

The series follows the V.I.R.T.U.E.S. framework. This framework aims to help the students to develop good habits and thus encourage them to practice the virtues. The V.I.R.T.U.E.S. framework refers to:

ictories of life. This section introduces the lesson. It gives examples of life’s triumphs by showing how virtues can be practiced in real-life experiences.

nflame. This part processes the human experiences by explaining the victory of life.

ediscover. This section explains the theories and content of the lesson. All topics are based from the latest DepEd Values Education Curriculum.

rivia. This includes some trivia about the virtue/s.

plifting Realizations. This section gives suggestions as to how the virtues can be applied in daily life.

ngagement. It includes product and performance-based assessments to process the lesson. It also includes case studies and other formative measurements.

ummary. It contains the topic highlights to summarize the lesson.

Product Specifications

Ms. Fides A. Del Castillo,
Mr. Clarence Darro B. Del Castillo,
Mr. Gil M. Ramos,
Ms. Tricia M. Castro

BOOK SIZE 8.0’’ x 10.5’’
NUMBER OF PAGES Gr. 7 to 10: 208 pages
Teachers's Manual

The series comes with a Teacher’s Manual which contains semi-detailed lesson plans that can guide the teachers in the preparation and execution of the lessons.

Textbook Outline


Unit I Adolescence
Unit II Being A True Person
Unit III From a Good Value System to Virtuous Living
Unit IV Discerning Towards the Fullness of Life


Unit I Appreciating the Gift of Family
Unit II Dealing with Others
Unit III Virtues in Relationships
Unit IV Issues in Relationships


Unit I Living in a Community of Persons
Unit II Good Citizenship and My Role
Unit III Virtues in Work, Facilitators for Success
Unit IV Career Planning: Looking Forward


Unit I The Person as a Moral Being
Unit II Human Acts, Man as a Moral Subject
Unit III From Living Beings to Loving Beings
Unit IV Discerning Towards the Fullness of Life