“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. ” Franklin D. Roosevelt
Looking for lessons that focus on the forests of the Mariana Islands? Well, you've come to the right spot! This website aims to provide lessons and resources for teachers in the Marianas to incorporate into their classrooms.
As teachers, it can be difficult to find resources and lessons that target the Mariana Islands, therefore, we may not teach about the local ecology in our classrooms. Wouldn't it be wonderful if our students were able to identify the types of trees and the types of birds found in the limestone forests, and to understand the ways in which the animals and plants are interdependent? As educators, we have a responsibility make sure our students are aware of the environment around them and how they play a crucial role in the ecology and culture of the Mariana Islands.
In this website you will find lessons that were designed by teachers from the Mariana Islands with the help of Dr. Haldre Rogers. Many of the lessons focus on plants, animals, and the ecology of the Mariana Islands along with Chamorro Language and Culture.
I hope that you find this website to be helpful and that you can use these interactive lessons in your classrooms.