Let’s Chant for Rain! An SBA test book that will prepare 6th grade students for the end-of-the-course test based on the math textbook, Let’s Go From Mauka to Makai, while teaching students how the math they learned this year can support the Hawaiian environment.
The Hawaiian word for chants, songs, or poems is mele. Mele accompany hula dancers and drummers. There is a mele for almost everything, they excite, give praise, and criticize. They are a way of expressing feelings and serve a purpose. Some mele also hold knowledge, like the Hawaiian genealogy. They are an important part of Hawaiian life and are a form of communication with the world and beyond. Mele are chanted to the Hawaiian gods, to the kūpuna, to other people, and to the ʻāina, and are an important part of keeping the oral traditions in Hawaiian culture alive. This textbook is an effort to educate students about the history and significance of mele in Hawaiʻi in a way that amalgamates seamlessly with their courses.
Let’s Chant for Rain, Student Activities: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Chant-Rain-Student-Activities/dp/B0851LZKF7/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?dchild=1&keywords=SBAC+Let%27s+chant+for+rain&qid=1585081558&sr=8-2-fkmr0
Let’s Chant for Rain, Teacher’s Guide: https://www.amazon.com/Lets-Chant-Rain-Teachers-Guide/dp/B0851LZKF8/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?dchild=1&keywords=SBAC+Let%27s+chant+for+rain&qid=1585081593&sr=8-1-fkmr0