Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans: Duke KahanamokuVIEW EVENT DETAILS
A Biography Series for Children and Families
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May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! To celebrate the contributions of Asian Americans, The Center for Global Education has launched a new series called, Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans. The series will feature inspiring Asian Americans and explore their specific contributions to life in America. These mini-lessons are perfect for children ages 5-12 and will aim to spark the curiosity of young learners by helping them to build a more inclusive understanding of American history.
"When I wasn't at school, I was in the surf."
The first installment of Spotlight on Asian Pacific Americans will feature Duke Kahanamoku, an American and Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. He was born on August 24, 1890 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is considered the father of modern surfing. The Hawaiian won five Olympic medals as a swimmer, and also participated in the movie industry, politics, and business. He gave his life to surfing and touched the hearts and souls of millions of people around the world.
This session will explore how Duke Kahanamoku embodied global citizenry by investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas, and above all, taking action on issues that were important to him. Click here to download and print the corresponding activity sheet that you can use during or after the session.