Saipan's Land and Sea: Battle Scars and Sites of Resilience
The workshop provides teachers an incomparable opportunity to interact with a continuous, intact, and largely undisturbed record of conflict history outside of museum walls on the island of Saipan. The program is led by a mostly indigenous project team comprised of educators, historians, archaeologists,authors, and cultural guides. Saipan’s land and seascape hold battle scars from both Japanese and US military during the Battle for Saipan. Landmarks also demonstrate sites of resilience from the civilian experience of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinians and Okinawan and Japanese. These enduring landmarks provide a view of WWII history and heritage from multiple perspectives and voices.