“View of Smallpox Hospital” by Paul Emmert, c. 1853-59 (Hawaii Historical Society, Wikimedia Common)


3:00pm–5:00pm, July 13–20, 2020

Event Details

COVID-19, the Latest Hawaiian Epidemic: Educating for Health, Responsibility, and Resilience Through a Place-Based, Cultural Lens

Dates: July 13, 15, 17, & 20
Times: 3:00-5:00 PM (Hawaii Standard Time)
Location: Online via Zoom (Register Here)

As we holomua, continue on, persisting in our own lives, how can we as educators and community members support others in building resilient, growth mindsets in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic? What can we learn from Hawaiʻi’s values and practice in the context of epidemics that killed 90% of Native Hawaiians after western contact and connect it to our shared experiences with this novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2? It continues to generate information educators need to understand, interpret, and apply.

In this 4-part, interactive series Professor Pauline Chinn, teachers Kaleolani Hanohano and Alison (Kaʻolinokaimana) Yasuoka, and GA Hawaiian translators Riley (Kauʻi) Wells and Kyle (Kolomona) Nakatsuka will present interdisciplinary lessons that examine Hawaiian historical timelines and science phenomena associated with COVID-19. We will compare and contrast leaders from Hawaiʻi’s past to leaders of today and the impacts of their decisions. These lessons will include hands-on activities, simulations, models, metrics, interactive discussions, historical resources, Hawaiian language newspaper articles, and up-to-date information on COVID-19 that you can use in schools and communities.

The workshops and COVID-19 curriculum are presented with support from a National Science Foundation award for teacher leadership and place-based curriculum development.

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