HAWAI'I: A NATURAL HISTORY

A Maui Digital Bus Virtual Project:

Objective

Students will dive into the natural history of Hawai'i by exploring topics of geography, island formation and volcanoes, Hawaiian culture and 'Ike Hawai'i, and comparisons of native and non-native plants and animals. 

Summary

The islands of Hawai'i have a rich natural and anthropogenic history. From their fiery volcanic formation by the hands of Pele, to the development of extraordinary agricultural and fishing techniques, this project starts by covering topics of geography and geology integrating the importance of Ahupua'a and Loko I'a. We explore how plants and animals came to populate the islands, and the struggles the native species are now facing. This project aims to be a brief introduction to various topics of Hawaiian natural history, and a launching point for teachers to dive into deeper areas of study. 

Lesson

This virtual project includes:

  • Five student directed modules

  • An introduction and conclusion classroom video chat with the Digital Bus

  • A live broadcasted field trip with the Digital Bus (location TDB)

  • The opportunity for students to book a one-on-one Q&A session with the Digital Bus

Materials (student)

1

Module 1

Introduction

2

Module 2

Geography

&

History

3

Module 3

Volcanos

&

Islands

4

Module 4

Plants

&

Animals

5

Module 5

Conclusion

Materials (teacher & parent)

1

Project details for teachers

2

Module info for teachers and parents

Scheduling

3

All student modules

4

Answer key

(password protected)

CLICK HERE to schedule your in-class intro and conclusion video chats and live field trip

TEACHERS

CLICK HERE to schedule your one-on-one Question and Answer session with the Maui Digital Bus.

STUDENTS

(& parents)

Digital Bus Videos (all videos are also linked within student modules)

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