This lesson aligns with Hawai’i’s Nā Hopena A'o HĀ-BREATH Framework.
Students collaborate as they play a game to explore fishing and sustainability.
Students have a choice in how they demonstrate what they learned.
Teacher provides clear guidance about the expectations for the presentation using a rubric that students can also use as a guide.
Teachers should reassure students to not feel guilty about small-scale fishing with their families. The purpose of the lesson focuses on the issue of overfishing and sustainable practices as a solution.
Teacher should set up The Fish Game before class begins based on class size and total number of groups. Each group should have an envelope with 20 cutout ahi fish (fish templates are provided in the Student Document) and a sheet of blue paper to represent the ocean. The sheet of blue paper is optional.
During The Fish Game, teacher should display the slide from the Teacher Slideshow that explains rules and the goal of the game for easy student reference.
A digital version of The Fish Game can be accessed here.
In the Inspire section of the lesson, teacher can determine the number of required resources and other presentation requirements.
Optional field trip: Take your students to He’eia Fishpond located in Kaneohe, Hawaii to restore the fishpond ecosystem.
The significance of developing sustainable practices in our environment is discussed in this lesson. Students will get profound insights into the best fishing techniques, play a fishing game, and develop sustainable fishing solutions that Hawaiians might use in their fishponds. The lesson materials underwent a rigorous evaluation and passed the science review procedure.