This Knowledge Set celebrates Asian/Pacific American heritage as students examine legends, informational texts and videos to learn about how ancient Polynesians discovered and settled many Pacific Islands.
Target Grades & Subject(s): Grades 6-8; English-Language Arts
- Students will compare and contrast historical and scientific data presented in an informational text with the details provided in legends to gain a better understanding of ancient Polynesian culture. (CCSS RL.6)
- Students will examine and synthesize information presented in different media or formats. (CCSS RI/RL.9)
Before Teaching this Series
- Introduce the region of Polynesia by showing students a map. Explain that Polynesia includes over 1,000 islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Polynesian people consist of various ethnic groups that speak different languages.
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