Folk Tales and Legends
Read a variety of folk tales and legends, and compare and contrast them to this tale in a short essay.
Write Your Own Tale
Using the tales you read in the first activity, write your own folk tale or legend.
This story takes place in Polynesia. Research Polynesian history and culture, and present your findings to the class in a five-minute presentation.
Listen to this culture's music. Write a short essay describing the music, interpreting the music's meaning, and evaluate the music.
Research a Polynesian recipe. Create the dish and bring it to school to share with your classmates.
Bring a dance instructor in to give an introductory lesson in Polynesian dance.
Look at examples of Polynesian art and create your own unique work of art using the Polynesian art as inspiration.
Zoo or Aquarium Trip
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