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In Hawai`i, we are connected by `ohana, family, and our kaiaulu, communities.  We see place from a lens that values the group, the collective.  We understand how what we do as individuals will impact our family, and ultimately the communities that we live in.  We also understand that our networks expand outward, island wide, and for some us, we connect to others on the continent, and even on a global, honua, scale.  

Why Build Context & How

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Making Space for The Perceptual Dimension of Place

Perceiving the World Around Us.  

What does this mean?

What happens if we don't acknowledge what it going on in the world?

What could happen if we pretend that everything is alright?

How do can people get left behind?

What are some problems that we are seeing now that may have been mitigated if we took these facts from the beginning of the pandemic:

-The oldest members of the population are the most vulnerable

-This novel coronavirus is infection and spread through asymptomatic transmission as well as symptomatic transmission

-That even if it is much rarer for the young to be seriously impacted they can spread the virus to the older population

What are some other phenomenon that if we used the traditional value of sense of excellence together with sense of kuleana and paired that with the traditional practice of being aware of everything around us, and a love for information, then what would be some of the information that has come out about the virus that we could take and use to help us in our classrooms, help our haumana, help their families, help us possibly even be advocates for others, to stand up and be the voices--

We have seen many educators do this.  

How can this knowledge be utilized to help you to support your haumana, and to help mitigate the risks (they will never be 0, but to help to lower the risks?

Stroy--at the beginning of September I listened to a college student speak about these concerns withic although he was applying it to his fellow college classmates could really be applicable to society as a whole.  

"He pointed out that even if a majority of the people are taking it seriously, the pandemic, it is those who are not that ...

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 E kūpa`a kakou!  Let’s stand together, steadfast, and navigate through these uncharted waters...Hiki nō!  We can do it!

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