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Kumu Hina's Transition

Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi (a public charter school in Hawaii), speaks about her transition to the “place in the middle” and her mission to preserve the true meaning of aloha.
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Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Social Justice Domain
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Hawaiians Live in Aloha

Screenshot of "A Place in the Middle: The True Meaning of Aloha" intro sequence.
This animation sequence explains traditional Hawaiian gender roles and their conception of māhū, or the middle. Kumu Hina, a teacher at Hālau Lōkahi— a public charter school in Hawaii—also discusses the history of colonization and its impact on Hawaiian culture.
Grade Level
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
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History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Multimedia

Meet Hoʻonani Kamai

Hoʻonani Kamai, a student at Hālau Lōkahi—a public charter school in Hawaii—introduces herself to us and expresses self-pride and knowledge of her cultural roots.
Grade Level
Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson
Subject
History
Geography
Social Justice Domain
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Literature

Raised By Women

In her poem, Kelly Norman Ellis brings to life a vivid picture of the kind of women she was surrounded and brought up by during her childhood in Mississippi. The poem's speaker takes you down south and makes you feel like a guest at the kitchen table by way of her descriptions.
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6-8
Kelly Norman Ellis
Social Justice Domain
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Informational

“We Lived in a Bubble”

Elizabeth MacQueen is the sculptor of Four Spirits, a monument built to memorialize the four girls killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. In her memoir, she discusses how the project revealed to her how sheltered she had been as a child growing up in Birmingham.
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Elizabeth MacQueen