Pacific Islands - Fiji

Image: Morning Fiji by Chris Hoare on Flickr

Fiji is made up of over 330 islands and approximately 110 of these are inhabited. Its palm-fringed beaches, fish-packed reefs and smiling locals make this island a popular destination. We have selected these resources to support you when need information relating to Fiji.  SCIS 1525179


CIA World Factbook – Fiji

The site provides summary information on Fiji, together with the flag and a map. Also includes information on Fiji’s geography, transport, demographics, and economic data.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fj.html


Commonwealth Organisation – Fiji

Here you’ll find official information on the history, geography, economy and government of Fiji, together with the flag, a map and some basic facts. Fiji’s troubled political history is also included. This site provides mostly useful text information and maps.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://thecommonwealth.org/our-member-countries/fiji


Digital NZ

This site provides access to thousands of pictures, video, sounds and objects from New Zealand museums, libraries, galleries, archives and private institutions.
To discover a set and items, use the search term 'Fiji.'

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.digitalnz.org/


Fact monster

Information from the Kids’ almanac gives quick facts (with up-to-date statistics) and more extensive information on the geography, history and government of Fiji.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate
www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0107509.html


Fiji Country Profile:  BBC

The information provided here includes photographs, a general overview, quick facts, the country’s leaders, and the media in Fiji. The home page provides a map, and a link to a chronology of key events.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1300477.stm


The Fijian Government

This government website offers information about the Fijian government, who's who in government, laws, constitution and details about how Fiji functions as a country.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.fiji.gov.fj/


Fijians in New Zealand

Te Ara has a story on the Tokelau and its peoples. This looks at the history, migration and settlement in New Zealand, and the continuing close cultural and traditional ties with their homeland.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.teara.govt.nz/en/fijians


ManyAnswers

To discover information on the school work site ManyAnswers use the search term Fiji.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.manyanswers.co.nz


Noa’ia ‘e Mauri – a website for the people of Rotuma

Provides information on Rotuman history, culture, language, population, publications, contemporary artists and music. Also includes news, maps, online articles, photographs, proverbs and recipes.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
www.rotuma.net/


EPIC

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on Fiji, at junior and more advanced levels. School login (username and password) is required.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
www.tki.org.nz/epic2


Books
Have you thought about using books with your class to support your topic? The following are some suggestions for your students (and you!) to read and enjoy

Laters, by Ngaire Vakaruru, 2011, (senior secondary)
Princess Grandma, by Jenni Overend, 1994 (primary)

Video

Fiji travel introduction. Romantic planet. YouTube. 5.47
www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JWGRANjuNM

Fiji culture and Eco-tourism. Best destination. YouTube. 2.44
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz8DUAIsmus