Saipan's Land and Sea: Battle Scars & Sites of Resilience

Principal Investigators


Two one-week workshops for 72 school teachers on the history of military conflicts in Saipan.

The newly proposed Landmarks of American History and Culture program, Saipan’s Land and Sea: Battle Scars & Sites of Resilience, is a collaborative, community-based project by East Carolina University (ECU) in partnership with the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island Public School System (CNMI PSS), Kagman High School, Northern Marianas Humanities Council (NMHC), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Division of Historic Preservation (HPO), and Guardians of Gani on the island of Saipan. This one-week program supports two groups of 36 educators interested in historical conflict and inclusion of indigenous perspectives in enhancing their history and literacy curriculum through place-based study of historical themes in US history and culture.

Project Period

October 1, 2019 — December 31, 2022


Grant/Grant Agreement