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Crittercam: Grey Reef Shark
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Crittercam: Grey Reef Shark

Seeing a shark up close and personal is a thrill for many divers. Wild Chronicles and Crittercam® take a look at the grey reef shark to see how this skilled predator responds to divers who sometimes get too close.

  • Best for: Grades 3+ (ages 8+)
  • Concepts: crittercam, fish, grey reef sharks, oceania, palau, predators, reefs, sharks, tourism, wild chronicles
2011 The Great Barrier Reef
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2011 The Great Barrier Reef

Zoom in and explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

  • Best for: Grades 2-12 (ages 7-18)
  • Concepts: australia, coral sea, great barrier reef, marine ecosystems, oceania, pacific ocean
Ring of Fire
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Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: earthquakes, geology, pacific ocean, plate tectonics, ring of fire, volcanoes
Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Vanuatu.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Tuvalu
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Tuvalu

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Tuvalu.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Tonga
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Tonga

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Tonga.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Solomon Islands
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Solomon Islands

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of the Solomon Islands.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Samoa
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Samoa

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Samoa.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Papua New Guinea
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Papua New Guinea

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Papua New Guinea.

  • Concepts: australia, birds-of-paradise, mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, political maps
Palau
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Palau

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Palau.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
New Zealand
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New Zealand

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of New Zealand.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Nauru
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Nauru

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Nauru.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Fiji Islands
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Fiji Islands

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of the Fiji Islands.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Federated States of Micronesia
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Federated States of Micronesia

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of the Federated States of Micronesia.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
Cook Islands
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Cook Islands

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of the Cook Islands.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
 Australia & Oceania
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Australia & Oceania

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Australia & Oceania.

  • Concepts: australia, continents, maps, oceania
Marshall Islands
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Marshall Islands

Explore, customize, and download a 1-page black-and-white map of Marshall Islands.

  • Concepts: mapmaker 1-page maps, maps, oceania, pacific ocean, political maps
1942 Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean
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1942 Theater of War in the Pacific Ocean

An exceptional historical piece, this map was published in February 1942 with an article entitled "Facts about the Philippines." The map features time zones, ship routes, and naval bases.

  • Best for: Grades 5+ (ages 10+)
  • Concepts: australia, china, historical maps, imperial japan, international date line, manchukuo, north america, oceania, pacific ocean, pacific theatre, philippines, physical maps, world war ii
Christmas Island
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Christmas Island

Photo: Aerial view of low-lying islands and shallow coral reefs.

  • Concepts: atolls, lagoons, marine ecosystems, oceania
Australia and Oceania: Human Geography
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Australia and Oceania: Human Geography

Encyclopedic entry. The geography of Oceania defines its historic and contemporary cultures.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: australia, climate, colonialism, continents, culture, environment, history, human geography, oceania, politics, polynesia
Australia and Oceania: Resources
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Australia and Oceania: Resources

Encyclopedic entry. Oceania’s natural resources support both subsistence and export-based economies.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: agriculture, australia, economics, environment, fishing, industry, oceania, resources
Australia and Oceania: Physical Geography
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Australia and Oceania: Physical Geography

Encyclopedic entry. Oceania is a continent made up of thousands of islands throughout the South Pacific Ocean.

  • Best for: Grades 6+ (ages 11+)
  • Concepts: australia, great barrier reef, islands, melanesia, micronesia, ocean, oceania, pacific ocean, physical geography, polynesia, reefs
Koala and Joey
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Koala and Joey

Young marsupials stay close to Mom!

  • Best for: Grades 3-9 (ages 8-15)
  • Concepts: animals, joeys, koalas, marsupials, oceania
continent
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continent

Encyclopedic entry. A continent is one of Earth’s seven main divisions of land. The continents are, from largest to smallest: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Oceania (sometimes called Australia).

  • Best for: Grades 4+ (ages 9+)
  • Concepts: africa, antarctica, asia, continents, europe, north america, oceania, south america, tectonic activity