Kahua Moʻomeaheu Aʻo (Hawaiian culture-Based Learning) is the overarching value of the University of Hawaiʻi West Oʻahu Division of Education Teacher Preparation Program. The Mālama Honua Health Literacy Digital Storybook Series is a collection of storybooks that promote health literacy for our keiki.
Each storybook in the Mālama Honua Digital Storybook series was authored and illustrated by a teacher candidate in the UHWO Elementary Education concentration. The books were created as a signature assignment for EDEE 324, Health, Physical Activity and Movement. This course provides teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be an “Educator for Health.”
This signature assignment models the benefits of an authentic assessment for the teacher candidate. Not only are the teacher candidates demonstrating mastery of the course objectives, they are authoring and illustrating their first book. The aim is to create a storybook that meets the standards to be selected for the Mālama Honua Digital Storybook Series.
The authors are required to align their storybook with the National Health Education Standards, Hawaii Department of Education Wellness Guidelines, and the Nā Hopena Aʻo, the Learning Outcomes adopted by the Hawaii DOE.
Browse the Series, and feel free to download copies of books to share with your own keiki or haumana. The vision of the series is to promote habits of health and habits of mind which promote health literacy for the keiki of Hawaiʻi.
E mālama pono,