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
Victory in the Pacific - Image: Warning Leaflet Dropped On Japan
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Victory in the Pacific - Image: Warning Leaflet Dropped On Japan

This leaflet in Japanese announced the Americans' demand for Japanese surrender, and darkly presaged the ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Tagging Pacific Predators
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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
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
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
Map of South Pacific Island, 1800
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Map of South Pacific Island, 1800

English School, (19th century). Medium: lithograph. Date: 1800. Juan Fernandez (1536-1604) Spanish explorer and navigator; Provenance: Private Collection.
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library
Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Yoshiko Hashimoto
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Victory in the Pacific - Biography: Yoshiko Hashimoto

In a major turning point in WWII, more than 300 American B-29 airplanes began dropping ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
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
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 - Primary Resources: Negotiating the Surrender
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Victory in the Pacific - Primary Resources: Negotiating the Surrender

In 1945, after the US dropped a second atomic bomb on Japan, Secretary of State ...
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
Resilience and Ecosystem Adaptation in a Changing Pacific Climate
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Resilience and Ecosystem Adaptation in a Changing Pacific Climate

High island and coral atoll communities in the Pacific Island region face unique challenges in ...
Grades 7-12
Pacific Railway Act (1862) and Resource Materials
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Pacific Railway Act (1862) and Resource Materials

This document includes images of the 1862 Pacific Railway Act. This act, passed on July 1, 1862, provided Federal subsidies ...
Grades 6-13+
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National Archives
Pacific Islands Benefit from Climate Change Adaptations
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Pacific Islands Benefit from Climate Change Adaptations

In these three videos from The Nature Conservancy, people from the Mbuke and Whal islands ...
Grades 6-12
Victory in the Pacific - Primary Resources: Invade or Bomb?
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Victory in the Pacific - Primary Resources: Invade or Bomb?

President Harry Truman's diary is one source historians have evaluated for information about his ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
Victory in the Pacific - Image: Propaganda Leaflet Dropped on Japan
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Victory in the Pacific - Image: Propaganda Leaflet Dropped on Japan

American B-29's dropped this kind of propaganda urging the Japanese to surrender in 1945 ...
Grades 9-12
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American Experience
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
Hatcheries and Dams of the Pacific Northwest (MAP) | Nature: Salmon: Running the Gauntlet
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Hatcheries and Dams of the Pacific Northwest (MAP) | Nature: Salmon: Running the ...

An interactive map plotting the hatcheries and dams of the region.
Grades 6-12
Portrait of Kaneena, a Chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North Pacific Ocean, engraved by Ambrose William Warren
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Portrait of Kaneena, a Chief of the Sandwich Islands in the North ...

Webber, John (1750-93) (after). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 18th Century. John Webber was the official ...
Grades 3-12
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The Bridgeman Art Library