Polynesian Cultures in Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Claire O'Neal
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 161228602X
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286020
  • DDC: 996
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Polynesian Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of the large number of Polynesian islands and countries, with an emphasis on current culture. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Polynesian region's current culture. The book is written in a lively and interesting style and contains the Polynesian region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Welcome to Polynesia.
1: Where is Polynesia?.
2: Hawaiki, Homeland of the Ancient Polynesians.
3: Haole: Outsiders Come to Paradise.
4: Kahiko, Tradition: Family, Food, and Faith.
5: Sharing Stories: Language and Film.
6: Ho ‘ohau‘oli: Have Fun with Music, Art, and Sports.
Experiencing Polynesian Culture in the United States.
Map of Polynesia.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.
About the Author.