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Ethnobotany Segue to History

for segue forms (.pdf) see attachment section below


  • Demonstrate some of the basic aspects of history particularly as they relate to studies of traditional societies.
  • Illustrate broad applications of history
  • Develop avenues for students to continue to learn about history that lead directly out of the segue experience.
Learning Structure
  • Class-room/Laboratory discussion groups (students will have already watched assigned video presentations)
  • In class students will try to place plants in the order of historical importance to Hawaii. Students will discuss the role of historical science in exploring and understanding the world around us in order to live better lives in the future.
  • Web-based delivery of information to students:
    • Provide a brief overview of some of the most interesting areas of history.
    • Direct students to practitioners of history within the University and in the community at-large.
    • Show students specific courses or other educational opportunities that can be used to further explore interests in history.

Learning Outcomes

(1 = Most Desired Outcome, 3 = A Desirable Outcome, 5 = Least Desired Outcome)
  1. Students seek more information about studies in history, register to take a course in history, and become a degree seeking major in history.
  2. Students seek more information about studies in history and register to take a course in history as part of an effort to broaden their education.
  3. Students develop a sufficient (but minimal) understanding of history to be able to make decisions about their own career (and inclusion or not of this science). These students are probably better citizens/voters.
  4. Students do not learn anything about history.
  5. Students develop a negative perspective about history because of the information received through this project.
Ethnobotany Segue Experience
  • In class students will participate in an activity where they attempt to place plants in order as to when they were most important in the history of Hawaii.
  • As a follow-up to the activity, students will be asked to think about plants that will represent their life (now and in the future). They will present the plants they selected, and explain their reasoning for doing so.
Other Science
Other Science Practitioners
  • Students interested in studying history may want to contact Dr. Karen Jolly,, Department of History, Sakamaki Hall A203, (808) 956-7673.
Other Science Courses
  • Students interested in learning more about history may want to consider taking one of the following introductory courses: History 151 World Civilization, History 155 Non-Western Civilizations, History 161A World Cultures in Perspective, or History 162A World Cultures in Perspective.
Funded by National Science Foundation Grant Award Number DUE06-18690

Dave Reedy,
Dec 16, 2008, 2:06 PM
Dave Reedy,
Dec 16, 2008, 2:06 PM