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Teaching Pa'ao and Lonopele

Pa'ao and Lonopele

Paʻao is a figure from a Hawaiian legend who some believe may be based on a historical figure. Paʻao is said to have been a priest and a master navigator. The story of "Pa'ao and Lonopele" describes how Polynesians first came to settle in Hawaii.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>Navigating the Stars (Text 1)</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 legend introduces students to Polynesian folklore and highlights the role that exploration and ocean travels played in early Polynesian communities. As students read, encourage them to identify details that reveal th

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What are the universal themes and culturally specific elements in this Hawaiian legend?
RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot


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