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Take Care of the Land

By Liz Castillo Challenge Team | Solutions due any time

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Our 7th grade team is from Honolulu, Hawaii. This challenge is important to us because we come from a culture that valued the environment and lived in harmony with nature for hundreds of years. We’ve since lost that close connection with the environment, but we are looking for ways we can reconnect and care for the land the way our ancestors did in the past.

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The Essential Question

How can our choices reflect the value of malama aina (caring for the land)?

Example Guiding Questions

1. What impact do we have on the land?
2. What do we need to know in order to make better choices?
3. What is already being done to care for our local environment?

Example Guiding Activities

1. Survey people about their recycling habits, water usage habits, and/or energy use.
2. Interview an expert regarding ways to make better environmental choices.
3. Conduct internet and print research on sustainability topics, issues, and problems.

1 comment
  • Christina Carboni
    Christina Carboni Powerful video! Congratulate your team and good luck on your challenge. Sincerely, Christina Carboni Murdock Middle School, Port Charlotte, Florida
    February 22, 2011

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