Climate Change and the Pacific Islands
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Climate Change and the Pacific Islands

Communities in the Pacific Islands are already feeling the impacts of sea level rise, extreme weather events, and other evidence ...

Plastic in the Pacific
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Plastic in the Pacific

In this QUEST video produced by KQED, students examine the problem with the “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” Only about seven percent of the plastic used in the United States is ...
Grades 5-13+
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QUEST
Sustainable Pacific Island Watersheds
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Sustainable Pacific Island Watersheds

These videos adapted from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community examine Pacific Island watersheds. In the first video, Micronesians explain ...
Grades 6-12
Pacification of the Vendee by General Hoche
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Pacification of the Vendee by General Hoche

French School, (18th century); French. Medium: coloured engraving. Date: 18th Century. Signing an agreement at La Mabilais near Rennes; Chouan ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Tagging Pacific Predators
Video 00:10:59

Tagging Pacific Predators

The lives of tuna in the open ocean have long been a mystery to scientists. Thanks to a tagging program, scientists are learning that these fish travel thousands of miles ...
Grades 8-13+
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QUEST
Amputation - Pieter Wiederhold | WWII: Pacific
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Amputation - Pieter Wiederhold | WWII: Pacific

Pieter Wiederhold remembers the lack of medical care in a POW camp and one doctor's tough decision.
Grades 6-13+
The Abolitionists: Frederick Douglass, Pacifism, and Abolitionism
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The Abolitionists: Frederick Douglass, Pacifism, and Abolitionism

By 1850, the former slave and anti-slavery activist Frederick Douglass begins to doubt that a ...
Grades 6-12
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American Experience
The Living Edens | Palau: Paradise of the Pacific
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The Living Edens | Palau: Paradise of the Pacific

The Living Edens companion Web sites hold many resources for teachers. Each program has a listing of resources that enhance ...
Grades 6-8
Victory in the Pacific - Teacher's Resources: Teacher's Guide
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Victory in the Pacific - Teacher's Resources: Teacher's Guide

Explore insights into American history topics including World War II, the U.S. role in ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Masayuki Shimada
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Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Masayuki Shimada

In 1945, Masayuki Shimada was coerced by the Japanese military into a suicide mission in ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
The Weasel - Robert Allen | WWII: Pacific
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The Weasel - Robert Allen | WWII: Pacific

Robert Allen describes a mission to find a machine gun squadron.
Grades 6-13+
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | Experimenting Voyaging
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Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | Experimenting Voyaging

When European explorers first ventured into the Pacific they were surprised to find that island ...
Grades 4-8
Sunday on the Union Pacific Railway, 1875
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Sunday on the Union Pacific Railway, 1875

English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1875. Image shows passengers singing hymns around the harmonium. Provenance: Private Collection.
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Koyu Shiroma
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Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Koyu Shiroma

Follow the troubling story of a Japanese civilian, Koyu Shiroma, and the loss of his family during the devastating Battle ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
The B.A.R. - Roy Cadenhead | WWII: Pacific
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The B.A.R. - Roy Cadenhead | WWII: Pacific

Roy Cadenhead describes the Brown Automatic Rifle, one of the Marines' most powerful weapons.
Grades 6-13+
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | The Archaeological Response
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Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | The Archaeological Response

When European explorers first ventured into the Pacific they were surprised to find that island ...
Grades 4-8
Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | Heyerdahl and Sharp
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Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey | Heyerdahl and Sharp

When European explorers first ventured into the Pacific they were surprised to find that island ...
Grades 4-8
Hiroshima - Ben Crawford | WWII: Pacific
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Hiroshima - Ben Crawford | WWII: Pacific

Ben Crawford remembers seeing the ruins of Hiroshima and shares his feelings on the atomic bomb.
Grades 6-13+
Mars Rover
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Mars Rover

This Building Block video features a 2004 animation of the Mars rover "Opportunity" approaching the rim of Endurance Crater.
Grades All
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Okinawa - Edward Tamas | WWII: Pacific
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Okinawa - Edward Tamas | WWII: Pacific

Edward Tamas of the Navy Air Force describes the intricacies and difficulties of landing a ship for battle.
Grades 6-13+
Climate Change Threatens Pacific Paradise
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Climate Change Threatens Pacific Paradise

Carteret Islanders (of Papua New Guinea) describe how climate change is destroying their home island of Han, in these two ...
Grades 6-12