Learning Journeys: Loko’ia, Lo’i Patch, Geography Field Trip, Aquarium- anywhere you will be able to see living plants/animals. Without knowing anything about it- you can observe and engage in discourse about the structure, function, adaptations, and more. These learning journeys usually take place in the first and second quarter. I would plan to teach this unit alongside the Loko’ia learning journey. As the teacher, it is okay that you are not the expert during these learning journeys. It is important to communicate with your community partners key points/themes you’d like for them to address and trust the experiences. You are facilitating these learning experiences and humbly entertaining another’s space.
Why do living things need one another to coexist?
- Students will understand that organisms have adaptations that help them survive
- Students will understand that if we don’t preserve these environments, then these organisms won’t survive
- Students will understand how we can be detrimental or positively impact the environment
- Students will understand how our actions affect the survival of other species
Learner Level Elementary
Primary Content Science, STEM, Social Studies