Saipan’s Land and Sea: Battle Scars & Sites of Resilience
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.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Jennifer McKinnon; Genevieve Cabrera; Fred Camacho; Nancy Bo Flood; Anna Yamada; Eulalia Arriola
Funded through the Landmarks of American History and Culture grant of the Division of Education Programs