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Oceans: Hawaii

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Over 1,000 different species of fish are native to the Hawaiian Islands! Voyage under the sea for some magnificent close ups. Then take a trip to the sandy shores to learn about the monk seals, who were nearly forced into extinction in...
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Cane Toad

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Nocturnal frogs, like the cane toad, have horizontal irises. Your science class can learn more facts about the cane toad with this superb video. The narrator is easy to understand and, while she speaks, holds a real life cane toad!
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Annexation of Hawaii

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Once an independent nation, Hawaii became part of the United States only after a business-sponsored coup of its queen. After examining newspapers from the 1890s, learners consider whether native Hawaiians wished to become Americans at...
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On This Day: The 1898 Treaty of Paris

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
At one time, America, too, was a colonial power. Using clips from talks from historians, class members explore how this happened with the 1898 Treaty of Paris that ended the Spanish-American War. Afterward, they consider whether the...
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Area and Volume in Kapa Cloth Making

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Using an installment from the Math at the Core series, pupils learn about Kapa cloth, which is made from bark. The video shows how much cloth one cup of bark makes. Then classmates, working in pairs, determine the number of cups of bark...
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A Growing Global Power

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
How does a nation turn into a global superpower? The 16th installment of the 22-part series on American history investigates the rise of the United States to global importance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Groups...
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The Unusual Formation of the Hawaiian Islands

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
How are the Hawaiian Islands different from other island chains? Discover the surprising geologic history of Hawaii with a video from a cool physics playlist. The narrator takes a hike with some geologists and discusses mantle plume...
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This Phenomenon Only Happens in Hawaii ... and Cuba, Nigeria, Indonesia, Peru, Sudan, Laos and…

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do Hawaii, Nigeria, and Peru have in common? Each of these locations, plus many others, get to see the subsolar point! But, what is it? A video from a comprehensive physics playlist puts the phenomenon at the forefront by explaining...
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The Complicated History of Surfing

For Students 6th - 12th
Beach Boys and beach bunnies, woodies and long boards, the Billabong Pipeline Masters and Quicksilver Big Wave Invitational. Ah, but there's much more to surfing  than riding waves. A short video traces the sometimes dark history of this...
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How Did Polynesian Wayfinders Navigate the Pacific Ocean?

For Students 3rd - 12th
Imagine sailing around the world, or even around the Pacific Ocean, in an outrigger canoe without the the aid of a GPS? Or a compass? Or even a sextant? The Polynesians did. Find out how with an engaging video that details how they used...
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A Watery World

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
With about 70% of the earth's surface covered in oceans, it's fair to say that we live in a very wet world. Young scientists gain a better appreciation of this fact as they use maps to identify the world's ocean basins in the first...
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An Untold Triumph

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Middle schoolers examine and analyze the history and experience of Filipinos in Hawaii and California. They identify the contributions of Filipino Americans to the US war effort in World War II, and analyze the many causes that led to...
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Hawaii: A Stolen Star

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Explore the islands of Hawaii. Investigate Hawaiian culture and compare their personal traditions to Hawaiian traditions. They locate Hawaii on a map and research the history of Hawaii.
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Comparing Cultures: Hawaii and Japan

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Children around the world may have cultural differences, yet it is an important reminder that they also have many similarities! Designed for a class of first-graders in Hawaii, this library research project has learners compare and...
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Where in the World is Hawaii?

For Teachers 2nd - 8th
Students compare a globe and a two-dimensional world map and explore how they both represent the planet Earth. They locate the Hawaiian Islands on the globe or the world map and describe how the geographical position is unique.
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Aloha and Welcome Back!

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Show the class a Hawaiian welcome with a unique tradition! Class members welcome each other back to school by creating leis where each flower represents a different personal characteristic. After getting to know each other with the craft...
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Compare and Contrast: Amazing States

For Students 3rd - 4th
After reading a selection titled, "Amazing State," young readers practice comparing and contrasting Hawaii and Rhode Island. They circle the parts of the selection that tell how the states are alike and underlining the parts that are...
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Hawaii's Sandy Shores

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Investigate Hawaii's sandy shore ecosystem! Start by creating a vocabulary list and having your class complete a KWL chart. Next, pass out the "I think of" sheet. Each learner will then choose a word from a beach bucket and add it to...
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Natural Selection: Exploring the 'Ohi'a Common Garden

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders examine natural variation by visiting the Ohi'a Common Garden in Volcano, Hawaii. In this natural selection lesson, 7th graders study background information about phenotypes, genotypes, and phenotypic plasticity before...
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Build An Island

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Students explore erosion. For this science lesson, students build an island and observe the effects of erosion on the island. Students discuss freshwater ecosystems in Hawaii.
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Who Eats Whom in the Open Ocean?

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students examine how organisms interact with one another in the ocean. In this science lesson, students discuss predators and prey in the ocean. Students discuss food webs and how organisms interact with each other.
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Storytelling: Writers' Workshop

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students discuss the elements of storytelling.  In this narrative writing lesson, students research stories from a variety of cultural backgrounds.  Using the steps of the writing process as a guide, students create individual narrative...
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For Students 1st - 2nd
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students read a one paragraph text about surfing. Students answer one multiple choice question.
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Of Compasses, Sextants and Chronometers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.