Activity 3: Marine Life Scrapbooks
Materials & Setup
In Advance Assembling Research Resources
- You may want to pull together a reference collection for your classroom or to place on reserve in the library, prior to beginning this activity. See the “Resources for Further Research and Reading” list in the unit overview (p. 4) for suggested books and articles.
Class Period One
For each student
- Student Page “Marine Life Scrapbooks” (pp. 40-41)
1) Hand out the Student Page “Marine Life Scrapbooks.” Explain to students that this is a starting point for researching and assembling a scrapbook on the natural history and cultural significance and use of Hawaiian marine plant and animal species.
2) You may have students work individually or allow small groups to work together.
3) Determine how long you will allow for students to complete this assignment, and let students know the due date. One week is a suitable length of time.
4) Allow students the rest of the class period to work on their scrapbook ideas. Have groups of students brainstorm ideas, and/or allow students to begin library and Internet research.
- Think of a marine plant or animal that is important to you or your family. Describe the significance of this organism to you.
- What kinds of information can you learn by listening to people’s stories that you cannot learn from library or Internet research?
- Student scrapbooks – Use guidelines and rules on the Student Page “Marine Life Scrapbooks” as pointers for assessment.
- Another assessment aid is the Teacher Background “Importance of Some Marine Species in Hawaiian Culture” (pp. 38-39) which includes brief notes about Hawaiian cultural significance from the sources recommended in the unit overview (p. 4).