Exploring Perception and Reality in the Story of the Hawaiian Islands

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Source, Interactives & Media, Reference Materials
Duration: 13 Minutes
Date Posted: 4/28/2010

Uncover the story of the Hawaiian Islands through artifacts, images, audio, and text. This page features a short introductory essay, audio clips related to specific museum artifacts, and an enhanced podcast.

In the podcast, two curators discuss the stories behind several artifacts related to Hawai'i. Their discussion covers immigration, the popularization of Hawai'i as a tourist destination, and Hawaii's agricultural origins. Finally, they encourage students to consider perception and reality in the context of their own communities.

National Standards

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

World History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies

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