How are the needs of all living things connected?
An inquiry into how living things depend on each other to survive and thrive, fostering the innate curiosity and wonder in our children to gain an appreciation and understanding of the world around them.
What is our responsibility in sharing and caring for our water and land resources?
Needs and interdependence of plants, animals, and people in the mauka and makai regions of our island.
How does our community work together?
An inquiry into the interdependence of the different systems within our island community.
Protecting our resources – making sound food choices to sustain our local environment.
- Characteristics of systems
How do we sustain our native resources and culture in an increasingly globalized society?
An inquiry into learning from Hawai`i's past to positively influence our future.
Sustaining our natural resources and culture in an increasingly globalized society.
- Geology of Hawai`i
- Water and the ocean
- Plants and animals
How might we adapt our behaviors and actions to thrive in our ever changing world?
An inquiry into how cultural and environmental adaptations secure the survival of living things.
Water, native species of plants and animals (conservation and sustainability).
- Water quality
- Water systems
- Native Americans
What are the positive actions we can take to affect our world?
An inquiry into how we sustain what should be sustained, change what needs to be changed, and recognize and act on opportunities for both.
Biodiversity and ecosystem losses
- Challenger mission
- Big Island trip
- Colonial/revolutionary studies
How do we grow as diverse individuals within a society?
An inquiry into cultivation through personal growth, community development, agriculture, and environmental action.
- Biodiversity and ecosystem losses
- Education for all
- International labor and migration rules
What is our role in the changes we want to see?
An inquiry into imagining the global future through the study of what is possible and probable, empowering students to make responsible decisions in the world around them.
- Independent projects
- Government/economic systems
- Project Green
- Jobs of the future
- Water study
- Damon speech
How do we transform our previous knowledge and skills to make positive impacts on community and global issues?
An inquiry into elevated empathy that leads to action.
Independent projects could potentially encompass all issues.
- Project Citizen
- Damon speech