Using multiple forms of knowledge as a tool for re-establishing the native wetland ecosystem at a native hawaiian fishpond.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to engage in land stewardship to improve their communities ecosystem. Students will learn how knowledge of math and other core content areas serve as tools for understanding how they can be a steward to native Hawaiian lands. The unit is intended to be implemented in a cross-curricular manner, but the foundation of the lesson will originate in a secondary pull-out math workshop for students with disabilities who receive special education services.
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Standards Aligned

Next Generation Science Standards, Social Studies (C3), Common Core Math, Common Core ELA, Na Hapena A'o, Other (see Unit)

Community Partner(s)

Malama Hule’ia, the non-profit caretaker organization for Alakoko fishpond.

Essential Question

How can I use math and other forms of  knowledge to be a positive contributor to my community’s ecosystem?

Enduring Understanding

  • Students understand how they can use math in the real world
  • Students understand they can be a positive participant in their community through the use of their academic knowledge
  • Students understand  they can be an advocate for their natural environment
  • Students understand their responsibility for taking actions that support the environmental health of a space that they utilize


Learner Level High School

Primary Content Special Education, STEM, Math, Social Studies