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Why are Mangroves Important? Unit for Grades 3-5

Mangroves are a critical part of ecosystems in many Pacific island communities. PCEP has created a unit – a set of 5 connected lessons – on mangroves for students in grades 3-5. These lessons integrate hands-on experiences and PCEP resources to help students understand the importance of mangroves on our islands. Lessons align with FSM […]

DASH Climate Education – Grade 4

DASH Climate Education – Grade 4 is a curriculum resource adapted from the activities of Developmental Approaches to Science, Health, and Technology. From 2012-2015, DASH authors updated these sections to enhance how this internationally disseminated curriculum prepares students for higher grade-level climate science education. Units are aligned with the PCEP Climate Education Framework and relevant […]

DASH Climate Education – Grade 3

DASH Climate Education – Grade 3 is a curriculum resource adapted from the activities of Developmental Approaches to Science, Health, and Technology. From 2012-2015, DASH authors updated these sections to enhance how this internationally disseminated curriculum prepares students for higher grade-level climate science education. Units are aligned with the PCEP Climate Education Framework and relevant […]

Climate Change in Hawaiʻi

How is climate change affecting Hawaiʻi? This booklet by Dr. Charles “Chip” Fletcher can help teachers and students understand the climate in Hawaiʻi, and why climate is changing locally and globally. It also explains the impacts of global climate change on Hawaii’s ecosystems and communities. Information on other locations is available through other booklets in the Climate […]

Language & Content (L&C) Learning across the Curriculum Bilingual Texts

Language & Content (L&C) Learning across the Curriculum Bilingual Texts are the products of a multi-year effort between PREL and the Chuuk Department of Education. These texts build language and literacy skills in the local language and English, through topics important to students and their communities. There are four texts in each grade, K5 through […]

Practice Brief: Indigenous Students and Bilingual Learning

The latest research in bilingual education tells us that having students continue to build their first language while also building their second language is the better approach to achieving higher levels of academic performance. With examples and critical reflection, this practice brief discusses ways to approach learning two languages in classrooms with indigenous students.

High and Low Island Poster Activities

Have you ever thought of the world outside of your classroom as another type of classroom? These activities will allow you to use this poster as a door into that outdoor classroom, where you can learn about different island environments or habitats —all while being in your own unique place! Activities are meant to accompany […]

Place-Based Education: Elements of Design

Why Place-Based Education? Learning to include place – people and their environment –in education can change the way we organize learning and teaching practices, making our lessons and resources more engaging and effective. This booklet is outlines 4 big ideas about place-based education and is targeted at teachers of all grade levels and subject areas interested in helping […]

Impacts of Climate Change in the Pacific Region

Explore four impacts of climate change—sea level rise, higher air and ocean temperatures, changing rain patterns, and ocean acidification— that can cause major damage. Learn how ecosystems and human system services are affected by these four impacts, and explore how climate adaptation strategies can reduce the damage caused by climate change. Background Essay, Discussion Questions, […]

Earth’s Energy Flows and Climate

Learn how Earth’s climate results from the ways that energy enters, circulates within, and flows out of the Earth system. Explore the flows of energy in regional locations and then at the global level to understand how the increased greenhouse effect causes global warming. Background Essay, Discussion Questions, & Teaching Tips [PDF] An introductory interactive […]