ERIC Number: ED262131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Hawaiian Studies Curriculum Guide. Grade 3.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
This curriculum guide suggests activities and educational experiences within a Hawaiian cultural context for Grade 3 students in Hawaiian schools. First, an introduction discusses the contents of the guide; the relationship of classroom teacher and the kupuna (Hawaiian-speaking elder); the identification and scheduling of Kupunas; and how to use the guide. The remainder of the text is divided into two major units. Each is preceded by an overview which outlines the subject areas into which Hawaiian Studies instruction is integrated; the emphases or major lesson topics taken up within each subject area; the learning objectives addressed by the instructional activities; and a key to the unit's appendices, which provide cultural information to supplement the activities. Unit I focuses on the location of Hawaii as one of the many groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The learning activities suggested are intended to teach children about place names, flora and fauna, songs, and historical facts about their community, so that they learn to formulate generalizations about location, adaptation, utilization, and conservation of their Hawaiian environment. Unit II presents activities which immerse children in the study of diverse urban and rural communities in Hawaii. The activities promote the study of factors that influence the start and growth of communities in Hawaii and elsewhere in the world, the ecosystem, environmental ethics and economics, and the adaptation of animals and plants to the various environments found in Hawaii. General appendices include a basic Hawaiian vocabulary list, discussions of the concepts of self and "'ohana" (family-based community); a bibliography and discography; and a list of songs cited in the text. (KH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii