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With Maggie, students listen to and learn the basics of Hawaiian music and Hawaiian (and non-Hawaiian) musical instruments like the ukulele, guitar, hand percussion and hula implements and learn how they are used: They experience Hawaiian culture and traditions, including language and pronunciation, ancient and modern hula, hand instruments, usage of hula implements, and sometimes lei-making. Ukulele is for children grades four and up and requires five sessions minimum. Rhythm and movement is open to all ages.

Arts & Academic Standards

  • Explain the reasons why similar investigations may have different results
  • Demonstrate a different way to represent and interpret data
  • Help students develop and strengthen their writing skills by planning, revising, editing, rewriting or trying a new approach
  • Allow room for students to construct, support and refute interpretations of history using social or cultural perspectives
  • Help students examine how a work of art reflects an artist’s environment and personal experience within a society or culture
  • Allow students ample opportunities to respond to works of art and give reasons for preferences using new arts/culture terminology

Maggie shares the incredible richness of the Hawaiian culture through a learning sequence that encompasses music, dance, history, and arts and crafts for a better understanding of the islands, its people and their heritage with an emphasis on perpetuating these art forms before they disappear. She also engages the contemporary culture of the islands and its historical evolution.