Virtual Classroom Resources

This page was created by Maui Huliau Foundation and our program partners for grade 8-12 teachers and students to use as a FREE supplemental learning resource for the 2020-21 school year.

Below we have created two Google Classrooms to help facilitate ʻāina-based hybrid or distance learning. The first classroom was created for our Huliau Climate Literacy Project and the second Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom was created with program partners for students to learn about local history and conservation ecology. While both classrooms have a strong science focus, there are many activities relating to culture, history, language arts, social studies and other subjects. Teachers and students must register below to gain access to either or both classrooms. If you wish to support this project, please contribute any amount using the donate button. 

For questions email info@mauihuliaufoundation.org

 Virtual Classrooms for Teachers

Teachers can join the teacher version of our Google classrooms to see an overview of available activities and get updates from our staff. We can create a customized copy of our classroom for you to use with your students, or you can download individual activities from our classroom to add to you own virtual classroom. Please see the FAQs below for answers to additional questions regarding how teachers can use these resources.

CLICK HERE to visit the Teacher Classroom section of this page, which includes a tentative schedule and registration info.

Virtual Classrooms for Students

Students can choose to enroll in either or both classrooms. Units will be released every two weeks beginning August 10th (see tentative schedules below). Each unit should take approximately 4-6 hours to complete. Students may join at any point during the school year and complete any or all activities. Students who complete all activities and receive an 80% or higher on all assessments will receive a certificate of completion for each classroom.

CLICK HERE to visit the Student Classroom section of this page which includes a tentative schedule and registration info.
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Virtual Classrooms for STUDENTS

Below you will find more program and enrollment details for our two Google Classroom programs for STUDENTS in grades 8-12.
Click here for the TEACHER classrooms.

Huliau Climate Literacy Classroom

Google Classroom for Students

For: Grades 8-12  Schedule: August 17th- May 14th Approximately 2-3 hours per week

 

 Program Description: This program focuses on the science behind climate change causes, impacts and solutions in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards.  Students will learn via videos, presentations, virtual field trips, hands-on activities and other online resources. Each unit has 1-3 activities to be completed online and an online assessment. Activities include graphing CO2 in the atmosphere, analyzing local coral bleaching data, and online games. In the second semester, students will complete a “climate change solutions” student-led project with assistance from our staff.

Fall 2020 Schedule:

August 17th– Course Introduction (1 hour)
August 24th– Unit 1, Part 1: The Carbon Cycle
September 8th– Unit 1, Part 2: CO2 in the Atmosphere
September 21st-Unit 1, Part 3: What is Climate Change?
Fall Break (Oct 5th)  No lessons this week. Optional tree planting activity.
October 12th– Unit 2, Part 1: Melting Ice & Sea Level Rise Unit 2
October 26th– Unit 2, Part 2a: Ocean Impacts
November 9th– Unit 2, Part 2b: Ocean Impacts
November 23rd- Unit 2, Part 3: Climate Extremes
December 7th– Unit 2, Part 4: Climate Change in Hawaiʻi

About the Spring 2021 semester schedule: Spring semester lessons will run from January 19th until spring break on March 15th on and will focus on solutions to climate change (exact schedule TBA). After spring break, students will complete a student-led project alone or with other students with assistance from our staff. This project could involve art/written reflection on what they learned, investigating a local climate change solution, or other options which we will introduce during spring.

Our 2020-21 Climate Literacy Classroom is supported in part by a grant from The Makana Aloha Foundation.

Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom

Google Classroom for Students

For: Grades 8-12  Schedule: August 10th- May 14th Approximately 2-3 hours per week

 

 WaikamoiProgram Description: The Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom was created by Maui Huliau Foundation and program partners for students to learn about local ecosystems and conservation. Activities focus primarily on science, culture and history, but also include components from other subjects. Each unit has 1-3 activities to be completed online and an online assessment. Activities include water quality testing, crafts using native plants, and scavenger hunts. For some activities, students will be asked to visit a site in person and/or to pick up a supply kit.

Fall 2020 Schedule:

August 10th- Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission
August 24th– Going Zero Waste (with Huliau alumni)
September 8th– Waiheʻe Refuge with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
September 21st– Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Fall Break (Oct 5th)-  Re-Tree Tree Planting Activity
October 12th– Waikamoi with East Maui Watershed Partnership
October 26th– Coral Reefs with Maui Ocean Center
November 9th-Water Quality with NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
November 23rd- Noho’ana Farm
December 7th– Keālia Wetlands with Alakaʻina Maui Digital Bus

About the Spring 2021 semester schedule: Spring semester lessons will run from January 19th until May 14th. The schedule will be released in October include similar two-week units with assessments for each unit. Spring program partners include Grow Some Good, Mauna Kahālāwai Watershed Partnership and Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership.

Virtual Classrooms for TEACHERS

Below you will find more information on our two Google Classroom resources for TEACHERS in grades 8-12.

Huliau Climate Literacy Classroom

Google Classroom for TEACHERS

For: Grades 8-12,  Units released starting August 17th

 

Teachers, please use the button below to register for access to our Google Classroom.

Program Description: To best assist teachers with this year’s hybrid distance learning environment, we have adapted last year’s Huliau Climate Literacy Project Google Classroom to include both suggested in-class activities and corresponding distance actvities that can be assigned to students on the days that they are not in school.

This program focuses on the science behind climate change causes, impacts and solutions in alignment with the Next Generation Science Standards. Students will learn via videos, presentations, virtual field trips, hands-on activities and other online resources. Each unit has 1-3 activities to be completed online and an online assessment. Activities include graphing CO2 in the atmosphere, analyzing local coral bleaching data, and online games.

Program Overview:

The Google Classroom includes a suggested week by week timeline for in-class and distance learning that can be started at any point during the school year. For questions contact us at info@mauihuliaufoundation.org

Unit 1: Causes of Climate Change To be released August 17th
Part 1: The Carbon Cycle, Part 2: CO2 in the Atmosphere, Part 3 What is Climate Change?

Unit 2: Impacts of Climate Change To be released October 12th
Part 1: Melting Ice & Sea Level Rise, Part 2: Ocean Impacts, Part 3 Climate Extremes, Part 4: Climate Change in Hawaiʻi

Unit 3: Climate Change Solutions To be released December 7th
Part 1: Carbon Footprint, Part 2: A Global Problem, Part 3: What does the Science Say?,  Part 4: Finding Solutions

Final Student Project: During spring semester, Huliau staff can also assist teachers and students in developing student-led projects alone or with other students. Projects could involve art/written reflection on what they learned, investigating a local climate change solution, or other options suggested by our staff.

Our 2020-21 Climate Literacy Classroom is supported in part by a grant from The Makana Aloha Foundation.

Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom

Google Classroom for TEACHERS

For: Grade 8-12 teachers (science, history, social studies) Schedule: August 10th- May 14th

Teachers, please use the button below to register for access to our Google Classroom.

Program Description: The Maui Aloha ʻĀina Virtual Classroom was created by Maui Huliau Foundation and program partners for students to learn about local ecosystems and conservation. Units and activities in the teacher version of this Google Classroom will be released on the same schedule as the student classroom above. The difference is that the teacher version contains answer keys and notes for teachers, and allows teachers to select whichever activities they choose to add to their classroom.

Activities focus primarily on science, culture and history, but also include components from other subjects. Each unit has 1-3 activities to be completed online and an online assessment. Activities include water quality testing, crafts using native plants, and scavenger hunts. For some activities, students will be asked to visit a site in person and students or teacher may be asked to pick up a supply kit.

Fall 2020 Schedule:

The dates below are the release dates for each unit.

August 10th- Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission
August 24th– Going Zero Waste (with Huliau alumni)
September 8th-– Waiheʻe Refuge with Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
September 21st-Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
Fall Break (Oct 5th-9th)-  Re-Tree Tree Planting Activity
October 12th– East Maui Watershed Partnership
October 26th-Coral Reefs with Maui Ocean Center
November 9th-Water Quality with NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
November 23rd- Noho’ana Farm
December 7th– Keālia Wetlands with Alakaʻina Maui Digital Bus

About the Spring 2021 semester schedule: Spring semester lessons will run from January 19th until May 14th. The tentative schedule will be released by December 7th and will include similar units released every two weeks. Spring program partners include Grow Some Good, Mauna Kahālāwai Watershed Partnership and Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership.

Other Climate Literacy Resources For Teachers

Click the button to the right to visit our online Climate Literacy Project library for addition resoruces such as online resource collections, videos, and teacher development programs.

Other Fall Programs

In addition to our Google Classrooms, students can also join either of our fall programs, which will be offered in a hybrid format this school year. Our Filmmaking Club is open to grades 7-12 and our Leadership Council is open to grades 9-12. Click on the flyers to the right to visit those program pages for more information.