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The Pacific Worlds Project has worked in partnership with Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) and its regional offices in Micronesia, as well as in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Geographic Alliance, the Center for Pacific Island Studies (University of Hawai‘i, Manoa), and the Native Hawaiian Education Association to host teacher workshops in the American-Pacific region.

Our workshops are intended to serve two purposes. The first is to provide an integrated teaching package that utilizes Pacific Worlds resources for teaching about Hawai‘i and the Pacific with an indigenous-values approach. Emphasis is given to understanding Indigenous Geographies as cultural systems to be understood in their own terms, and to cross-cultural comparison between island locales and between indigenous and "Western" ways of knowing. Workshop modules are being specifically tailored to address Hawai‘i DOE standards for History and Geography. Specific types of lesson plans and exercises can be found in our curricular materials.

Second, the workshops also introduce teachers to data collection and website compilation methodologies. While teachers may not actually build their own websites, the data collection process on their own local areas is one ready project they may employ with their students.

Use the links at the right to read participant feedback from the workshops that have been held to date.

For more information on Pacific Worlds workshops, or if you would like to host a workshop, please contact the project Director:

Doug Herman
Phone: (1-808) 320-0474



Participant reaction surveys to workshops:

February 10, 2001
O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

June 2001 - East West Center (data not available)

November 10, 2001
Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i

March 2002
NHEA Annual Conference:

1st Session
2nd Session

August 20-23, 2002
Guam Learning
Resource Center:

#1: Elementary School Teachers
#2: Middle & High School Teachers

March 2004
NHEA Conference:

1st Session
2nd Session

March 2004
"Focus Micronesia"

PATE 2004
Apia, Samoa

PEC 2005
Majuro, RMI
1st Session
2nd Session

PEC 2006
Koror, Palau
1st Session
2nd Session


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