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  • Inside this issue:

    Third Article 12

    Timeline 13

    Fourth Article 14-17

    Sports 18-19

    Reflections 20-


    Annotated Biography 25

    Liberation and Rebuilding of


    The Partial Fulfilment of Guam

    Guam Geographic

    History of Guam

    Table of Content Page

    Calendar 2-3

    Progress Report 4-5

    First Article 6-7

    Second Article 8-10

    Almanac 11

    Bl ock 5

    5 / 2 1 / 2 0 1 4

    Volume , Issue

    BLOCK 5

    Camacho, Breeanna

    Camaddu, Colleen

    Iglesias, Chaz

    Ludwig, Annette

    Nestor, Shaynor

    San Nicolas, Frances


  • April 2014


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    6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    13 14 15 16 17 18 19

    20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Received Project

    Assigned into


    Second Meeting

    27 28 29 30 Third meeting

  • May 2014


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    Fifth meeting

    11 12 13 14 Fifth

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    Sixth Meeting

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  • April 22, 2014


    Camacho, Breeanna Iglesias, Chaz Ludwig, Annette San Nicolas, Frances


    Camaddu, Colleen Nestor, Shaynor



    Assign topics to group members

    April 24th 2014


    Ludwig, Annette Nestor, Shaynor


    Camacho, Breeanna Iglesias, Chaz San Nicolas, Frances Camaddu, Colleen

    Accomplishments Assigned Shayer his topic

    Progress Reports

    Guam Geographic Page 4

  • April 28th


    Camacho, Breeanna Ludwig, Annette San Nicolas, Frances Nestor, Shaynor


    Camaddu, Colleen Iglesias, Chaz


    Created Calendar

    Created Draft

    May 2nd

    Camacho, Breeanna Ludwig, Annette San Nicolas, Frances Nestor, Shaynor Camaddu, Colleen


    Iglesias, Chaz

    Accomplishments Worked on articles

    Page 5 Volume , Issue

  • Japanese died in the fight

    the Americans lost 1769.

    The Chamorros lost approx-

    imately 700.

    Today Japan is an ally of

    the U.S. We are no longer

    enemies. Today many Japa-

    nese tourists come to

    Guam. Some come to re-

    member the war, but most

    come to enjoy Guams beau-

    tiful beaches and water

    sports. By Shaynor Nesto

    An army patrol was the first of

    the Americans troops to find the

    Chamorro concentration camps.

    The islanders were filled with

    joy to see the Americans. They

    didnt know what to do whether

    to kiss shake hands with and

    bow. May took out tiny Ameri-

    can flags that they had hidden

    from the Japanese. The moved

    the weary American Troops

    deeply. The Chamorros were

    happy and relieved that it wasnt

    a Japanese patrol that stumbled

    upon them.

    On August seventh, the United

    States started the local patrol

    force. It was better known as the

    combat patrol force. Chamorro

    scouts searched for Japanese hold-

    outs. By October the United

    States and Chamorros scout

    killed almost five thousand

    Japanese, the Japanese

    surrendered. Over 1800

    Interaction With the American Soldiers

    Page 6 Volume , Issue

  • the Guam Congress and Ad-

    miral Pownall had a disa-

    greement that ended the

    Naval Government.

    After the end of Na-

    val Government, the Presi-

    dent of the United States,

    Harry S. Truman, sent a

    letter to Guam. It stated a

    chance for the Chamorros to

    have a Self-Government.

    On September 7, 1949,

    Pres. Truman made Guams

    Government to a Democrat-

    ic Government and appoint-

    ed Carlton S. Skinner as

    the First Official Governor

    of Guam. By August 1,

    1950, The U.S. Congress

    passed an Organic Act of

    Guam, which allows U.S.

    citizenship, elected Guam

    Legislature, and transfer from Naval to Civil Government.

    Chaz Iglesias Block 5th History of Guam

    After World War II,

    Guam had turned into a

    Military Government. Ad-

    miral Chester W. Nimitz

    became the Governor of

    Guam due to the lack of

    governors during the war.

    He tried to turn Guam into

    a military base, however,

    there were too many diffi-


    During 1946 1949,

    Military Government ends

    and turns into Naval Gov-

    ernment. Admiral Charles

    A. Pownall took charge of

    being the Governor of

    Guam, where many chang-

    es happened. Chamorros

    switch from farming fields

    for food to working jobs for

    wages. Also, the govern-

    ment created the first

    Guam Congress, however,

    Government of Guam

    Page 7 Volume , Issue

  • and its people. They sent shoes,

    clothes, food and other goods

    they might have needed. The

    military also had every Chamor-

    ro undergo a body examination

    hair, nails and teeth were

    checked, and everyone had to be

    tested for parasites.

    The military opened 5 hospitals

    in different villages on the is-

    land. Four of these hospitals

    cared for war casualties and

    sick, injured Chamorros. The

    Red Cross was a big help in re-



    Life after liberation might

    sound like a happy and easy

    life to live, but for the

    Chamorros they carried

    around grief, and guilt of

    their lost ones. The remain-

    ing Chamorros had nothing

    left than themselves and

    their remaining hope and

    faith they carried. Left:

    Shoes donated by Red Cross.

    Life After



    Guam Geographic Page 8

    The Red Cross was a big help in

    rebuilding Guam and its people.

  • After the war, half

    the island needed to

    be rebuilt. Many

    people had lost their

    homes in the war, so

    they needed to cre-

    ate their houses with

    wood and tin. The

    only villages that

    werent touched by

    the wars destruction

    was Inarajan, Meri-

    zo and Umatac. Af-

    ter the war new vil-

    lages formed, these

    villages are Agat,

    Asan Barrigada, Piti

    and Sinajana.

    The military took land from

    many Chamorro families,

    they needed it to create

    their base. The military did

    not pay majority if the

    Chamorros fairly for their

    land. Some accepted the

    money, others refused.

    Building a military base on

    Guam wasnt the hard part.

    The hard part was it had to

    help the Chamorros.



    Guam Geographic Page 9

  • civilian populations were large-

    ly educated in different studies.

    The Americans wanted the

    Chamorros to be less Spanish

    like and more American, be-

    cause the Chamorros as de-

    scribed by the Americans were

    listless, ambitionless and unor-

    ganized mass of humanity. Na-

    val teachers taught American

    English, Agriculture, American

    Citizenship, Geography and

    Civics. School grades went to

    8th grade, but those who passed

    a specific test could continue

    onto Secondary School. Finally


    Page 10 Volume , Issue

    By Breeanna Camacho


    Current Condi-tions

    Hour-by-Hour Forecasts

    80F Partly Cloudy

    Real Feel: 83F


    Relative Humidi-

    ty: 78%


    Wind: E at 13

    mph (21 kph)

    Visibility: 10

    miles (16 km)

    Sunrise: 5:48am

    Extended Fore-cast

    7-day Forecast Summaries


    88F | 78F


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    Weather Maps

  • ros had and used them as

    commander centers and

    store houses.

    When the Chamorros were

    saved by the Americans

    they brought their teach-

    ings and influence of Chris-

    tianity and then Catholi-

    cism. Since being deprived

    of worship by the Japanese

    the Americans taught the

    Chamorros their religious

    belief in educational ways,

    Sunday Schools and preach-

    ing. By Breeanna Chamacho

    The way the Chamorros

    lived werent the only thing that changed once the inva-

    sions started happening

    started happening, their re-

    ligion dramatically changed


    The Chamorros were once

    who believed in worship-

    ping bones. They would de-

    tach the skulls of

    their family members,

    mostly parents and grand-

    parents, because they be-

    lieved that their deceased

    family members still lived

    even after death in their


    Once the Spaniards invad-

    ed Guam, all


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