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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 3

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How far have California's Channel islands moved? What was the rate of this movement? Class members first examine data that shows the age of the Hawaiian island chain and the average speed of the Pacific Plate. They then watch West of the...
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The Last Generation: Climate Change and the Marshall Islands

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Are some families down to their last generation? The final segment of a two-part climate change series investigates the vanishing Marshall Islands. Scholars divide into research teams to analyze three different individuals whose lives...
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Easter Islanders Made Tools, Not War

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
When studying artifacts, especially tools, how do archaeologists determine what the devices were used for? In what ways might researchers' previous experiences influence their perception of an artifact? An article about researchers'...
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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Pacific Islands Crossword

For Students 9th - 10th
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle about the Pacific Islands. The twenty-three clues are about capitals, countries, and terrain.
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Call It Courage Novel Study

For Students 4th - 7th Standards
Engage scholars with a tried-and-true story written in 1940 but still read often today! Call It Courage is a long-time favorite and Newbery-Medal winning story. Pupils participate in vocabulary, language, and reading skills as they read...
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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 4th
An engaging video details the history behind Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Viewers discover how the holiday came to be and sheds light on diverse cultural traditions.  
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The Last Generation

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
How does climate impact the town, city, or area where people live? Scholars research the concept of climate change as it pertains to the Marshall Islands. The opening lesson of a two-part series uses interactive online resources and...
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World War Two : Asia and the Pacific 1941 - 1945 Map

For Teachers 9th - 12th
On a Monday in August, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima. Watch the allies gain control over the surrounding islands before deciding to drop the atomic bomb. Use this video to spark a debate: was dropping...
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The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian Islands

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How are the Hawaiian Islands different from other island chains? Discover the surprising geologic history of Hawaii with a video from a cool physics playlist. The narrator takes a hike with some geologists and discusses mantle plume...
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Geography Now! Micronesia (Federated States)

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
The Federated State of Micronesia may cover 217 square miles, but the country's landmass only covers a fraction of that. The 600 islands are home to a diverse indigenous culture, and the marks of colonialism, including English and...
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Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 1

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
How do scientists provide evidence to support the theories they put forth? What clues do they put together to create these theories? After watching West of the West's documentary Island Rotation class members engage in a series of...
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Oceans and Islands Quiz 1

For Students 7th - 12th
In this oceans and islands worksheet, students answer short answer questions about oceans and islands all around the world. Students complete 10 questions.
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Mapping the Pacific Strategy

For Students 7th - 12th
Why was the war in the Pacific theater so difficult? Show pupils how the US laid out its military strategy in the Pacific, such as island hopping, and avoiding Japanese military strongholds. With an informative video, viewers understand...
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The Cook Islands

For Students 4th - 6th
After reading a short history of the Cook Islands, learners simply put the 15 islands in alphabetical order. Then, they get together in groups to perform Internet research which will yield an article on the islands they can read and...
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Strategic Overview - Pacific Theater

For Students 7th - 12th
Battleships, airplanes, and island-hopping were just a few of the United States strategies during the battle of the Pacific. Scholars learn the strategies the United States employed to contend with the Japanese military in an engaging...
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Geography Now! Nauru

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Nauru is the smallest country in Oceania and is one of the least-visited countries in the world. Its 12-mile perimeter surrounds only about 11,300 people. While it once was home to phosphate mines as a result of the guano deposits on the...
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Geography Now! Kiribati

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
Kiribati—prounounced Kiri-bas—is a little-known island nation made up of 33 different formations in the Pacific Ocean that span all four hemispheres. The Micronesian country also may be home to the last generation to live there, as...
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Confronting Two Challenges-One Physical, One Intellectual

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine how the author confronted the challenges of a new language and a new culture. They examine how the author's penchant for running featured in his adjustment to the culture of Fuling and in his learning of the Chinese...
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How Cultures Differ-Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the author's running race from two different cultural perspectives to see just how different the effects of culture can be. They practice thinking about an issue from different perspectives and create a script that can...
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Out With the Old, In With the New

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students study China's cultural and economic complexities through a slide show that is written, read, and photographed by a Peace Corps Volunteer. They answer the questions: What does SARS stand for? [Severe acute respiratory syndrome]...
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Pacific Islands Puzzle

For Students 5th - 8th
In this geography worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle related to the Pacific Islands. They use the 25 clues to assist them in figuring out the puzzle.
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Breaching the Gulf Between Cultures

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Learners study the dynamics, the challenges, and the rewards of adjusting to a new culture, as illustrated by the author's account of his father's coming to terms with Sri Lankan customs. They reach the enduring understanding, "It is...
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Encountering Very Different Ways of Life

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the concept of crossing cultures. They examine how Americans may be viewed by people in another culture and discover that that Peace Corps Volunteers are trained to cross cultures respectfully so that they are accepted...

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