Lesson Plan 1: Nine Men’s Morris Historical/Cultural Perspective



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Lesson Plan 30: Hawaiian Culture
Objective:  Students will be exposed to Hawaiian culture.

Materials:  Book A Lei for Tutu by Rebecca Nevers Fellows, instructions for making lei (I will make a copy tomorrow).

Method of Lesson Presentation:
1. Read the book.

2.  Discuss the book with students.  Why was the lei special?  Did you hear any interesting words?  What did you think of the characters' names?


3.  Tell students that it is their turn to make a lei.  Follow the attached instructions.

Making a Lei
Taken from: A Lei for Tutu by Rebecca Fellows
What you need:
1.  One seven-yard strip of crepe paper.
    (It comes in rolls of twenty-four yards.)
2.  A yardstick or measuring tape
3.  A large sewing needle
4.  A spool of thread.  It can be the color of the crepe paper or any color you like.
What to do:
1.  Cut a seven-yard strip of crepe paper.
2.  Thread your needle with about a yard of thread.  You may want to double the thread to make it stronger.  Make a big knot at the end.
3.  Make a big running stitch down the middle of the crepe paper.
After stitching for two or three inches, twist the crepe paper and push it along the thread toward the knot, gathering it.  Stitch another two or three inches, twist the paper in the opposite direction, and gather it some more.
4.  After stitching for two or three inches, twist the crepe paper and push it along the thread towards the knot, gathering it.  Stitch another two or three inches, twist the paper in the opposite direction, and gather it some more.
5.  Continue to stitch, twist, and gather until you have used all the paper.
6.  Remove the needle and tie the thread ends together.
7.  Add a ribbon bow, if you like
8.  Wear your lei with the spirit of aloha!
Assessment: Observation sheet based on level of participation on a 0-2 scale: 0-non-particpation 1-some participation 2- full participation in activity, and an anecdotal record based on behavior during activity.



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