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Teaching How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

How far they'll go: Moana shows the power of Polynesian celestial navigation

Disney's Moana has a remarkably accurate depiction of how Polynesian peoples navigate by the stars, and draws attention to the richness of Indigenous astronomy.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Navigating the Stars (Text 4)</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. In this text, students will learn about how ancient Polynesian peoples utilized their advanced understanding of astronomy to navigate the Pacific Ocean. Students should synthesize the information presented about navigation techniques with the other details they have learned about Polynesian culture and sai

Duane W. Hamacher & Carla Bento Guedes
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did Polynesian peoples navigate using the stars?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.6 - Author's Purpose

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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