Resources for Selected Hawai‘i Department of Education Seventh-Grade Social Studies Benchmarks

General Pacific: Online Resources

General Background Information



  • Google Earth. Site contains satellite images of locations in the Pacific and makes it possible for viewers to see villages and landforms. It includes photographs of people, houses, and landforms posted by viewers.




Map Reading

Other Online Resources

Resources on Specific Islands

General Pacific: Print Resources

  • Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia (Fourth Edition), by Reilly Ridgell. Honolulu: Bess Press.
  • Student Atlas of Guam, by Danko Taborosi and David T Vann. Honolulu: Bess Press. 2006. This student text contains many maps and photos, as well as other useful and clearly conveyed information.

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