Standard 5: Application Of Content 2

Teaching and Learning for Understanding

5(a) The teacher develops and implements projects that guide learners in analyzing the complexities of an issue or question using perspectives from varied disciplines and cross-disciplinary skills (e.g., a water quality study that draws upon biology and chemistry to look at factual information and social studies to examine policy implications).

5(e) The teacher develops learners’ communication skills in disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts by creating meaningful opportunities to employ a variety of forms of communication that address varied audiences and purposes.

5(j) The teacher understands how current interdisciplinary themes (e.g., civic literacy, health literacy, global awareness) connect to the core subjects and knows how to weave those themes into meaningful learning experiences.

5(l) The teacher understands how to use digital and interactive technologies for efficiently and effectively achieving specific learning goals.

5(m) The teacher understands critical thinking processes and knows how to help learners develop high level questioning skills to promote their independent learning.

The teacher understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.

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This artifact is connected to the application of content because this project is geared to engage students to independently learn while teaching the class. 

Nā Hopena Aʻo outcome(s): 

      Sense of Belonging

      Sense of Responsibility

      Sense of Aloha

Social Justice Anchor standard(s):



Students are broken into groups where they will research and discuss their findings with the class. These are terms from our reading discussion and are meant to build perspective in teaching methods. 

  • -Active in-depth learning 
  • -Emphasis on authentic performance
  • -Attention to development
  • -Appreciation for diversity 
  • -Opportunities for collaborative learning 
  • -Collective perspective across the school 
  • -Structures for caring 
  • -Support  for democratic learning 
  • -Connections to family and community 

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