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Curriculum Snapshot: Our unique ahupua'a system

Posted on September 2, 2015 by Scot Allen

Mid-Pacific's Hawaiian Studies class is investigating Hawaii's unique ahupua'a system. Students are learning the importance of the role of people and places in this system that spans from the mountains to the sea. This semester, students will visit a lo'i and a fishpond to gain a deeper understanding of the importance of the environment to our Pacific community. Students will ultimately use their new knowledge to create a Hawaiian Studies iPad app for those interested in learning more about our islands. Today, students examined artifacts provided by the Honolulu Museum of Art and determined the role they might have played in an ahupua'a. 

Suzanne Acord, PhD
History Department Teacher and Department Chair
Vice-Chair, Hawaii Association of IB Schools