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Teaching Hawai'iloa and the Discovery of Hawai'i

Hawai'iloa and the Discovery of Hawai'i

Hawaiʻiloa is the hero of an ancient Hawaiian legend about the settling of the Hawaiian Islands. After having accidentally stumbled upon the islands, he returned to his homeland and then organized a colonizing expedition that included his family and eight other skilled navigators. They settled on what is now the Island of Hawaiʻi, named in his honor.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Navigating the Stars (Text 3)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set that celebrates Asian/Pacific American heritage as students explore ancient Polynesian sailing technology and navigation techniques. This text is another Polynesian legend about the discovery and settlement of Hawaii. It provides further context ab

Abraham Fornander
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According to the legend of Hawai'i Loa, how was Hawaii discovered?
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.7 - Diverse Media


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