Haleakalā offers four units for teachers to use in their classrooms. Each unit has a variety of "pre-visit" and "post-visit" lesson plans which are consecutive, but feel free to pick and choose from them. Using the lessons before and after the Haleakalā field trip will help students develop a greater understanding of the topic and gain a deeper appreciation for Haleakalā National Park. Each unit was designed to meet Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards III and Next Generation Science Standards.
K-2nd grade = Habitat Unit
Curriculum materials for this category include: How Did You Get To Hawai'i?, Invasive Species, Helping Each Other, Create a Habitat, Is This My Home?, A Habitat is a Home, Mālama Maui, Food Water Shelter Space, What is a National Park?
3rd grade = Adaptations Unit
Curriculum materials for this category include: ‘Ōhiʻa Lehua: An Amazing Adaptor, What Is My Adaptation?, Where is the Native Forest?, Haleakalā Adaptations, Protect our Parks, Create a Creature, What is a National Park?
4-5th grade = Geology Unit
Curriculum materials for this category include: Pele's Journey, Hawaiian Islands: Born of Fire, Ages And Stages: The Life of a Hawaiian Volcano, Hard Core Rock, Moʻolelo O Maui, Protecting a Volcano, Rolling Stones: Haleakalā National Park Rocks!, What is a National Park?
6-8th grade = Biodiversity Unit
Curriculum materials for this category include: And Then There Were None, Autobiographies of Extinct and Endangered Species, Biological Diversity Field Study, Map Analysis, Who Needs Who?, Species in Danger, What is a National Park?
Hō'ike o Haleakalā Curriculum
This comprehensive curriculum was designed for use in high school classrooms. It is a wonderful curriculum resource for everything from geology to native ecosystems. Visit the Hō'ike o Haleakalā Curriculum website to begin your exploration.