Student Objectives and Standards

Student Objectives:
  • Students will identify the physical, biological, and culturally important features of the Nawiliwili Bay ahupua’a, and explain their origin and significance.
  • Students will observe the changes that early Hawaiians settlers made to Nawiliwili and explain how the land use and social values of the ahupua’a contributed to the sustainability of their new home.
  • Students will learn how the changes in land use and social values brought by the integration of European culture and the mahele affected the ahupua’a of Nawiliwili Bay.
  • Students will examine the present day water quality of Nawiliwili Bay and will compare the physical, chemical, and biological qualities of a healthy stream with the present condition of Hule’ia, Pu’ali, and Nawiliwili streams.
  • Students will understand how environmental and economic pressures may affect the possible futures of Nawiliwili Bay, its ahupua’a, and their watershed communities.

Hawaii Content Standards:
Doing Scientific Inquiry
Students demonstrate the skills necessary to engage in scientific inquiry.
Living the Values, Attitudes and Commitments of the Inquiring Mind.
Students apply the values, attitudes, and commitments characteristic of an inquiring mind.
Forces that Shape the Earth
Students analyze the scientific view of how the Earth’s surface is formed.
Relating the Nature of Technology to Science
Students use the problem-solving process to address current issues involving human adaptation in the environment.
Using Unifying Concepts and Themes
Students use concepts and themes such as system, change, scale, and model to help them understand and explain the natural world.
Malama I Ka Aina: Sustainability
Students make decisions needed to sustain life on Earth now and for future generations by considering the limited resources and fragile environmental conditions.
Students describe, analyze, and give examples of how organisms are dependent on one another and their environments
Cycle of Matter and Energy Flow
Students trace the cycling of matter through systems of living things
Social Studies
Change, Continuity, Causality
Students employ chronology to understand change and/or continuity and cause and/or effect in history.
Historical Empathy
Students learn to judge the past on its own terms and use that knowledge to understand present day issues, problems, and decision making.
Geography-World in Spatial Terms
Students use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information.
Human Systems
Students analyze how people organize their activities on earth through their analysis of human populations, cultural mosaic, interdependence, settlement, and conflict and cooperation
Environment and Society
Students demonstrate stewardship of earth's resources through the understanding of society and the physical environment.
Educational Technology
Technology as a Tool for Problem-Solving and Decision Making
Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity, and promote creativity.

Language Arts

Reading - Comprehension Process:
Use strategies within reading processes to construct meaning. (Generate questions, identify issues or problems, and investigate answers or solutions using general and specialized information sources.)
Created June 2001