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George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Guam Community College, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Education, Environment Stewardship, Health Services, Marine Sciences*, Safety (such as Disaster Service), Social Welfare
Science, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, Biology, Environmental Science, Botany, History, Math, Chamorro , Tourism
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Luke Alton Davis
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  • Prutehi Litekyan-Save Ritidian
    Luke Davis
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Students will create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) that interconnects the content of a specific subject (History, Biology, CHamoru, ect..) with environmental, cultural and social concerns that have arisen as a result of DOD's proposed LFTRC that is to be build directly over the Ritidian Natioinal Wildlife Refuge in Northern Guam. 


    *LFTRC (Live-fire Trainning Range Complex) 

    *DOD (Department of Defense) 


    Career Pathway/Field

    Although this SL Activity is relevant to a large number of careers or fields, communication/media/broadcasting, information technology, education, history and biology seem to be supported. 


    By researching, creating and publishing a P.S.A., students will raise community awarness of the issues surrounding the construction of a LFTRC over The Ritidian Natioinal Wildlife Refuge in Northern Guam. 

    Standard BI 1.6  Demonstrate by actions in the school community caring and respect for the environment and living organisms.
     Standard BI 2.30  Recognize and describe how human beings are part of Earth’s ecosystems and that human activities can deliberately or inadvertently, alter the equilibrium in ecosystems.
    Language Arts/Reading 
    Standard 9.4.3
    Write expository compositions that are analytical and:
    • Gather evidence in support of a thesis (position on the topic), including information on all relevant perspectives.
    • Communicate information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently.
    • Make distinctions between the relative value and significance of specific data, facts, and ideas.
    • Use a variety of reference sources, including word, pictorial, audio, and Internet sources, to locate information
    in support of the topic.
    • Include visual aids by using technology to organize and record information on charts, data tables, maps, and graphs.
    • Anticipate and address readers’ potential misunderstandings, biases, and expectations.
    • Use technical terms and notations accurately.
    American Government
    Standard AG.4.17
    Explain the importance of thoughtful and effective participation in civic life, including the following:
    • Participating in the political process
    • Performing public service
    • Keeping informed about current issues
    • Respecting differing opinions in a diverse society
    English Common Core
    Improving the communication skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening emphasized in ALL classes.
    11.WHST.4  Produce clear and coherent writing—appropriate to task, purpose, audience.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.



    Students will conduct research, create a script, record PSA and publish and/or present P.S.A. to class, school and/or the Island and world community. 

    Based on student interest and course subject matter, student(s) could focus their PSA around one of the following prompts or chose to create a prompt of their own. 


    "What we stand to lose at Litekyan" (General)

    "The last of her kind, The Hayu Lagu of Taila'lo." (CHamoru, Biology)  note; Taila'lo is the most likely indigenous name the cliffline above Litkeyan, the area where the LFTRC is planned to be build and the home of the last mature Hayun Lagu on Guahan. 

    "By the numbers, The LFTRC" (math)

    "The cultural importance of Litekyan" (CHamoru, History of Guam)

    "The historical significance of Litekyan" (CHamoru, History of Guam)

    "The LFTRC and the decline of tourism at the Ritidian National Wildlife Refuge" (Tourism, business)  

    "Lessons learned from contaminated communities, Vieques Puerto Rico ." (The History of Guam, American Gov.)

    "Lessons learned from contaminated communities, kahoolawe, Hawai'i." (The History of Guam, American Gov.)



    Issue Area

    Culture, tourism, environment, health, history

    Agency Description

    Prutehi Litekyan: Save Ritidian, a direct action group dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources in all sites identified for DOD live-fire training on Guam, opposes the establishment of any military firing range, stands in solidarity with Guardians of Gani’, PaganWatch, Tinian Women’s Association, and Alternative Zero Coalition by preventing environmental degradation and destruction on sacred and native lands, and promotes the continued pursuit for return of ancestral lands.

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    Comments about the Project Location

    Any location.  Students could complete this activity indoors, at school or at home.  Students could choose to conduct reseach and record at any location around the island. This would be at parental discretion and/or with teacher guidance.