Ekungok i Estoriå-ta Second Series

Guam Historic Sites Education Series 


Ekungok I Estoriå-ta is synergistic project blending the fields of Chamorro language, history and music, using place-based learning for K-12 students as a means to promote, protect, and perpetuate the comprehension of the CHamoru language and Guam history. A pilot of the program was done in School Year 2019-2020 which provided curriculum of historic sites and the story of them in the CHamoru language with an interpretive song to enhance language learning and discourse of the historic site.


During academic year of 2020-2021, Guam Preservation Trust with additional funding from Humanities Guåhan, the National Endowment for Humanities, and the federal CARES Act will continue this project to invite10 CHamoru language teachers in collaboration with GPT staff songwriters/musicians to produce 10 place-based (historic places) curriculum lesson plans. 


The community will be able to learn more about historic sites that are on the Guam and National Register of Historic Places and to also receive the knowledge lyrically through songs created in the CHamoru language.

To view resource materials from the
Ekungok i Estoriå-ta  First Series, CLICK HERE


Guam Preservation Trust is extending an invitation for 10 CHamoru Language Teachers (Kinder-12 grade) from any Guam school to join the second cohort for this project.


Participants will be expected to:

Research & Write a Narrative

Based on historical sources, participants will select and write a story/narrative for one of 10 historic sites (sites listed below) in the CHamoru language.


Develop a Curriculum

Participants will develop a curriculum based on the story/narrative.

Lesson plans will be complied, edited, printed, and distributed to schools throughout the island.
Lesson plans will also be published online.


Collaborate with the Song & Dance Composition

Based on the stories/narratives provided, songs and dances for each site will be composed and professionally recorded by Guam Preservation Trust staff. 


Pilot the Curriculum

Each teacher shall pilot the curriculum in their respective classrooms. Teachers will also be guided to produce an online “virtual fieldtrip”.


Teacher Benefits


•Transportation allowance for CHamoru Class Fieldtrips or assistance in producing a Virtual Fieldtrip video recording.

In the coming weeks, a dedicated website for the Ekungok i Estoria-ta Education Series will be created where all current and future lesson plans, audio recordings, and ancillary resources will be posted. 

10 Locally and/or Nationally Registered Historic Sites for Ekungok i Estoriå-ta Second Series


If you are a CHamoru Language teacher at any Guam school
and are interested in participating as a contributor and collaborator
for the Ekungok i Estoriå-ta Second Series,
please contact Tina Alam at Chamoru Studies & Special Project Division

300-1366 or msalam@gdoe.net

Feel free to contact Guam Preservation Trust for any questions related to this project. 

Telephone with voicemail: 671-472-9439

Email: jqpreservation@guam.net 

Ekungok i Estoriå-ta | Second Series is a Guam Preservation Trust program that is made possible by funding from Humanities Guåhan, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the federal CARES Act, the Guam Economic Development Authority Qualifying Certificate Community Contributor Grant Program: The Tsubaki Tower, and Guam Regional Medical City.


Any views expressed do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Guåhan or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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