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Weekly Activity No. 4Chronicles About the 16 th Century Filipinos: The First VoyageAround the World and the Customs of the Tagalogs.1.Using a world and Philippine map, trace the route of the Magellan expedition.World mapPhilippine map
2.Discuss what makes Pigafetta’s account on Magellan’s expedition essential inunderstanding pre-16th century Filipinos.Antonio Pigafetta's account is one of the best descriptions of the Philippinesthat we have during the early 16th century. Antonio Pigafetta assisted Magellanon the voyage. His account on Magellan's expedition is essential since it is aprimary source. His account serves not only as a source of knowledge on thevoyage itself; but also provides an early western overview of the people andlanguages of the Philippines. Furthermore, out of the approximately 270 men whohad set off with Magellan, Pigafetta was one of the 18 men who had returned toSpain. Magellan himself was slain on April 27, 1521, in a battle on Mactan Islandin the Philippines. Pigafetta observed and recounted it in his work. That is why it