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Elementary Methods - Integration Of Hawaiian Studies

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This course focuses on the pedagogy and assessment strategies that enhance student learning of Hawaiian studies. Instructional approaches for the Hawaiian Studies content area within the framework of an integrated curriculum are explored, including the use of critical thinking and study skills. Methods for integrating Hawaiian history, cultural values, and Hawaiian heritage are emphasized. This course provides students with an opportunity to develop the ability to create performance-based activities and assessments, culturally-sensitive instructional methods, curricular materials and resources, and appropriate assessment strategies. Students develop a variety of data-collection tools designed to assess student learning.  



This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Assessment and Data Collection

    • Determine how to assess knowledge about the role of hula, chanting, and musical implements in early Hawai’i. 

    • Design data-collection tools to measure student learning.
    • Identify ways to teach students how early Hawaiian clothing were made and decorated.

    • Develop a performance based assessment about early Hawaiian games.

    Setting the Stage for Successful Learning

    • Identify ways to integrate Pacific region geology into curriculum.

    • Describe ways to assess knowledge about early Hawaiian migrations.

    • Identify instructional approaches to teach how to build a canoe.

    Instructional Approaches

    • Determine culturally-sensitive ways to instruct about Hawaiian gods and religion.

    • Develop techniques for teaching the importance of the ahupua’a.

    • Create an activity to enhance student learning about the different zones of the ahupua’a.

    Assessment Strategies

    • Identify ways to teach students about the influences on early Hawaiian farmers and fishermen.

    • Create an activity to enhance student learning about basic early Hawaiian farm products and fishing products.

    • Determine how to assess knowledge on early Hawaiian inshore and deep sea fishing methods.
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