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Hawaiian Studies

Hawaiian History Grade 11 (semester)
(Offered to members of the Class of 2016 only)
This course provides in-depth study of the history and culture of the Hawaiian people, with focus on their past, present, and future as it shaped their individual and collective realities. Content scope ranges from the post-western contact and the monarchy of Hawai’i, to the current issues of Hawai’i, including the Akaka Bill and OHA ceded lands settlement. Included are units on the political, economic, and social history of Hawai‘i. Students will develop an understanding of the basic social and historical concepts shaping current issues.
 
Geography and History of Hawaii Grade 9 (year)
 Hawaiian Geography - This course examines the geography and the human makeup of Hawai’i, as well as the causes and changes of the transformation of the area. The conceptual framework is built around the 5 themes of geography: location/place, environment, region, interaction, and movement. The course takes a critical look at the issues affecting Hawai’i from creation and formation of the islands to pre-western contact.
 Hawaiian History - This course provides in-depth study of the history and culture of the Hawaiian people, with focus on their past, present, and future as it shaped their individual and collective realities. Content scope ranges from the post-western contact and the monarchy of Hawai’i, to the current issues of Hawai’i, including the Akaka Bill and OHA ceded lands settlement. Included are units on the political, economic, and
social history of Hawai‘i. Students will develop an understanding of the basic social and historical concepts shaping current issues.
 
Hawaiian Studies 06
This introductory course to Hawaiian Studies focuses on instilling an appreciation for the Hawaiian culture and people while also developing a sense of place for where we live here in Hawai‘i. Students will develop a basic understanding and knowledge of Hawaiian culture, language, history, art, music, and Hawaiian values. 
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio 7 Intro Grade 7 (year)
Students study the Hawaiian language and culture through oli, mele, and hula. Students will apply the knowledge learned through various media in order to perpetuate the culture and traditions. Oli and hula form the primary focus of this course.
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio 8 Intro Grade 8 (year)
Cross-listed with Fine Arts/Music/Performing Arts
Students study the Hawaiian language and culture through oli, mele, and hula. Students will apply the knowledge learned through various media in order to perpetuate the culture and traditions. Oli and hula form the primary focus of this course. 
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio I Grade 9 (year)
Students study the Hawaiian language and culture through oli, mele, and hula. Students will apply the knowledge learned through various media in order to perpetuate the culture and traditions. Oli and hula form the primary focus of this course. By default, this class is awarded a Fine Arts credit; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives
the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of Fine Arts [pending administration approval.] 
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio II ** Grade 10 (year)
Pre-requisite: C or higher in Hawaiian Language I
Same as Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio I, with added emphasis on proficiency in theory, practice, and performance to teach advanced skills, concepts, methods and techniques. By default, this class is awarded a Fine Arts credit; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of Fine Arts [pending administration approval.]
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio III ** Grade 11 (year)
Pre-requisite: C or higher in Hawaiian Language I
Same as Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio II, with added emphasis on proficiency in theory, practice, and performance to teach advanced skills, concepts, methods and techniques. By default, this class is awarded a Fine Arts credit; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of Fine Arts [pending administration approval.]
 
Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio IV ** Grade 12 (year)
Pre-requisite: C or higher in Hawaiian Language I
Same as Hui O Nā ‘Ōpio III, with added emphasis on proficiency in theory, practice, and performance to teach advanced skills, concepts, methods and techniques. By default, this class is awarded a Fine Arts credit; successful completion of consecutive years of course gives the option of receiving P.E. credit in place of Fine Arts [pending administration approval.]
 
Hawaiian I Grades 9-12 (year)
An introduction to basic speech patterns, vocabulary, and Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian I is designed to begin developing the skills of listening, comprehending, speaking, reading and writing the Hawaiian language. This course includes units on the history of the language, people, origins, society and values. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to hold a basic conversation in Hawaiian.
 
Hawaiian II** Grades 9-12 (year)
Pre-requisite: Hawaiian I
A continuation of Hawaiian I. Students will continue to develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and understanding the Hawaiian language. Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to hold an intermediate level conversation in Hawaiian.
 
Hawaiian III Honors** Grades 10-12 (year)
Pre-requisite: Hawaiian II
This honors level course is designed to deepen a student’s understanding of the Hawaiian language and culture. Lessons will include Hawaiian readings and the development of creative writing skills. Students will also do translation work on reading materials for Hawaiian immersion students. Tutoring of beginning language learners will be expected. 
 
Hawaiian IV Honors** Grades 10-12 (year)
Pre-requisite: Hawaiian III
This honors level course is designed to deepen a student’s understanding of the Hawaiian language and culture. Lessons will include Hawaiian readings and the development of creative writing skills. Students will also do translation work on reading materials for Hawaiian immersion students. Tutoring of beginning language learners will be expected.
 
Ka Lamakū No‘eau** Grades 11–12 (year)
This class is designed to develop leadership and personal growth in student to encourage pursuit of post high education using CME’s while connecting with the Hawaiian spirit and culture. Must be a member of Hawaiian Academy (Kauhale Kāna Lui).
 
Ka Lamakū No‘eau Lab** Grades 11–12 (year)
Student must be enrolled in the Hui II and Ka Lamaku No`eau class to take lab. Student will put into academic practice the theories taught in class by becoming an alaka‘i for Intro to HUI 7/8.  Will apply “Ma ka hana ka ‘ike” & “Nānā ka maka, Ho‘olohe ka pepeiao” values and traditional Hawaiian learning methods by watching KUMU and applying learned ‘ike.