The community partnership highlighted in this unit offers students a hands on, place-based educational experience that provides them with first-hand knowledge of what conservation of local ecosystems look like, and what it feels like to be connected to the place they live in through environmental preservation.
How is the Kumulipo related to evolution?
- Students will understand that the Kumulipo is a record of the natural history of Hawaiʻi.
- Students will understand that the pilina (relationship) between kānaka (people) and nature/land (ʻāina) is ‘ohana (family) and kuleana (responsibility.)
- Students will understand that mālama ʻāina (proactively caring for the environment) is necessary to help Native species to thrive and evolve.
- Students will understand that Hawaiians evolved to thrive in Hawaiʻi.
Learner Level Middle
Primary Content Indigenous Knowledge, Science, Social Studies