Pacific Islands - Tuvalu

Image: Tuvalu - Funafuti - Beach #1 by Stefan Lins on Flickr

This collection of websites provides information on all aspects of Tuvalu including geographical facts and figures, culture, festivals, people, places and history.SCIS 1525178

See also other entries on Pacific Islands.


CIA World Factbook - Tuvalu

The site provides summary information on Tokelau, together with the flag and a map. Tabs open up to further information on Tokelau’s geography, transport, demographics, and economic data.

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


Commonwealth

This site gives official information on the history, geography, economy and government of Tuvalu, together with the flag, a map and some basic facts. This site provides useful text but little visual information.

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


Country profile from BBC: Tuvalu

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

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-16340072


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 sets and items use the search term 'Tuvalu.'

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.digitalnz.org/user_sets/54865ac5fb002c86b3000003


Fact Monster

This website includes an overview on Tuvalu as well as sections on society, economy, constitution and politics, history and travel.

Suggested level: primary
http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0108062.html


Te Papa: Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa’s website provides access to Tuvalu’s objects, specimens and research.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/explore


Tuvalu Islands

You can find out more about the impact of rising sea-levels on these nine tiny islands, listen to the Tuvalu National Anthem (words are provided), and click on a number of legends. The history of these islands is provided, along with the impact of invasion during World War II.

Suggested level: primary, intermediate, secondary
http://www.tuvaluislands.com/


Tuvalu travel guide

Aimed mainly at tourists, but includes information about the geography, climate, flora and fauna, history, economy and people of Tuvalu. Also includes maps.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://tuvalu.southpacific.org/


Water is Rising
Scientists report that the vulnerable coral atolls of Kiribati, Tokelau, and Tuvalu are already experiencing rising sea levels as a result of global warming and climate change. This website contains general information about Tuvalu and also examines the effect of global warming Tuvalu.

Suggested level: intermediate, secondary
http://www.waterisrising.com/


EPIC

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online offers comprehensive information on Tuvalu, at all levels. School login (username and password) is required.

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


Video
Kolose - The Art of Tuvaluan Crochet, Tagata Pasifika. YouTube. 3:12.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3LEgWbHmWk