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The coastal module contains five downloadable units about the area of low elevation at and near the seashore surrounding the whole of Haleakala.
The coastal ecosystem encompasses many different plant and animal communities, the composition of which are greatly influenced by proximity to the ocean. Coastal areas were the most densely populated lands in ancient Hawaiian times because they provided easy access to abundant food and medicinal plants, as well as ocean resources. They continue to be important in Hawaiian culture, providing lei material, medicinal plants, and access to intertidal areas where marine plants and animals such as limu and opihi are gathered.
The Introduction and Units at a Glance will give you an overview of this module and an idea of which unit or activity will work best for you.
Additional online resources for enrichment activities and further reading
Coastal Entire Ecosystem Module (~3Mb) (without teacher materials)
Unit 1: Beach Today, Gone Tomorrow? (entire unit; without teacher materials)
Coastal geology and processes.
Unit 2: Coastal Connections Entire Unit
Native and introduced plant and animal species, habitat zonation, origin and distribution of species
Unit 3: Anchialine Detectives Entire Unit
Unit 4: Fire Ants and the Future of Maui Wetlands Entire Unit
Unit 5: Coastal Issues in the News Entire Unit
Additional online resources for enrichment activities and further reading. For more help finding and utilizing online web resources read web searching tips for teachers.
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