Waimea Country School makes a classroom-canoe connection
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Waimea Country School’s fourth and fifth grade students recently visited the Makali‘i, the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s third voyaging canoe, as part of their history and social studies class. Students were able to explore the vessel and talk to Master Navigators Shorty Bertelmann and Chadd Paishon about their experiences aboard the Makali’i and her ocean voyages.
The fourth and fifth grade curriculum includes Polynesian migration and voyaging, with a focus on how Hawaii was first settled and how the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Hokule’a helped to inform and deepen our understanding of that settlement.