Saipan’s Land and Sea: Battle Scars & Sites of Resilience




Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands


July 5-11, 2023; July 12-18, 2023


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




Saipan's Land and Sea: Battle Scars & Sites of Resilience is a 1-week program 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. This is a 1-week residential program that provides K-12 educators 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. Landmarks 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.

Project Director(s)

Anne Ticknor

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Jennifer McKinnon; Genevieve Cabrera; Fred Camacho; Nancy Bo Flood; Anna Yamada; Eulalia Arriola

Grantee Institution

East Carolina University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs