Researchers, you must understand your expert's point of view before you can write your historical witness! Find out the answers to the following questions for your expert. Use your research to create your specific point of view to write your historical witness.
The Captain is in charge of the canoe, the crew, and the supplies. Find out the answers to the following questions:
- What form of transportation did the Polynesians use on their voyage?
- What kind of food will you bring?
- What kind of tools will you bring?
The Navigator is in charge of the travel routes and is responsible for getting the canoe to the island beneath the red star.
- What clues from nature will you use?
- How will you use each clue?
- What route will you take?
The Kahuna is responsible for bringing our culture to the new land.
- What were the skills of the ancient Hawaiians?
- What did they do in their free time?
- What were their main values?
The Storyteller is responsible for communicating with other members to get information and setting the scene for the "video journal".
- What struggles did the Hawaiians go through on their voyage?
- What was daily life like on the canoe?
- What time period is the migration?
Who were the first Polynesians to come to Hawaii?
Things they brought
Daily life on the canoe
Writing Your Historical Witness
As a team you will create a documentary film featuring four episodes. You must write, rehearse and create a documentary based on your historical witness.
Click on the episodes below for instructions and be sure to answer all of the questions for your character.
Important! Remember to include ideas you have gathered from your research.
Episode 1: Introduction and Preparing to Migrate
Episode 2: First Day at Sea
Episode 3: Trouble at Sea: A Storm and No Wind
Episode 4: Finding Land