Letʻs Collect Lauhala! An SBA textbook that will prepare 7th grade students for the end-of-the-course test based on the math textbook, Letʻs Take Care of the Loʻi, while exploring native Hawaiian culture.
Lauhala is a Hawaiian word that comes from the word lau, meaning “leaf” and the word hala refers to the hala tree from which the leaves come from. The leaves of the hala tree are long, strong and tough, providing durable material for a plethora of useful items. Today, the technique of weaving is applied to the lauhala leaves to make purses, baskets, bottle holders, and placemats. Historically, lauhala was used for many other items such as canoe sails, wall thatch, window-shutters, roof lining, mats, etc. Lauhala weaving is hard work and very time consuming. Many pieces created by artisans are considered works of art. This textbook is an effort to educate students about the history and significance of lauhala in Hawaiʻi in a way that amalgamates seamlessly with their courses.
Let’s Collect Lauhala, Student Activities: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Collect-Lauhala-Student-Activities/dp/B0851LZKF6/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?dchild=1&keywords=SBAC+Let%27s+Collect+Lauhala&qid=1585081647&sr=8-1-fkmr1
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