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Guam Studies


Course

Guam Studies

Instructor

Jermaine Guerrero

Email address

jguerrero@fatherduenas.com

Class website

https://sites.google.com/a/fatherduenas.com/mrblasfdms/guam-studies

Grade Level

12

Course Overview


    Guam Studies is a full year course dealing with the island of Guam.  This course will cover all aspects of the island.   Throughout the year, the student will learn about Guam’s history, culture, language, economy, political structure, society and natural environment.  A great deal of emphasis will also be placed on current events.  The course will help to develop the student’s reading, writing, analytical and presentation skills.  Many of the class activities and assignments will also help to promote the use of educational technology.  It is hoped that knowledge of Guam history will provide a better understanding of all aspects of modern Guam society.


Course Outline

FIRST QUARTER:

Guam History (~2000BC to 1941)

  • Ancient Chamorro Era (~1500 BC–1521 AD)

  • Early European Contact (1521-1668)

  • Chamorro-Spanish Culture Clash (1668-1698)

  • Spanish Era (1698–1898)

  • U.S. Naval Era (1898-1941)


SECOND QUARTER:

Guam History (1941-present)

  • World War II in the Pacific (1941-1945)

  • Postwar Era (1945-1970)

  • Guamanian Era (1970 – 1990)

  • Modern Guam Era (1990 – Present)


THIRD QUARTER:

Natural History

  • Guam Geology

  • Climate & Meteorology

  • Plants & Animals

Cultural History

  • Pre-Latte Period (???-800 AD)

  • Latte Period (800AD-1521AD)

  • Spanish Era (1521AD-1898AD)

  • Naval Era (1898AD-1945AD)

  • PostWWII Era (1945AD-present)


FOURTH QUARTER:     

Contemporary Guam

  • Modern Economic Development

  • Contemporary Guam Society

  • Environmental Issues

  • Guam’s Political Status

  • The Chamorro Culture Today

  • Future Outlook of Guam