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This is a three-part missive:  a response; a suggestion; and a question.

A. Response
    Pat, Iıve checked with our hula teacher and she will be giving me a copy
of a chant about Madam Pele.  I may even be able to make an audio tape of
our students singing it for you.
B. Suggestion
    Two more ways to incorporate American Memory in your classes.
    1.) 1920ıs:  To create interest during a lecture/discussion about the
20ıs, I made up a note-taking guide which I then illustrated with photos of
the 20ıs.  It only took me about 30 min. to find photos of Coolidge,
Harding, Duke Ellington, a flapper, the Model T, a Klan cross-burning; etc.
    2.)  1930ıs:  Iım doing 3 activities related to the collection.  A.) A
15-slide Powerpoint show to highlight a section of the text on the causes of
the Depression.  Again, it only took me about 30 min. to find pictures of
the Dust Bowl, Dorothea Lange, etc.  B.)  An assignment over break in which
students interview a family member who lived through the Depression; and C.)
After break, students will complete a shortened version of the Depression
lesson on the LOC website. This lesson, which incorporates text and
graphics, is outstanding.  Kudos to its authors, Marilyn Swan and Elaine
Kohler.
C. Question
    Bonnie and Mike Goldberg, AMF 2000 from California, are on vacation in
Hawaii and stopped by today for a 2 hour tour of Sacred Hearts Academy.
They had the opportunity to see students and teachers working with
technology, and Cathy Matsuno and I had the opportunity to "talk story"
about our year thusfar.  So, I have a question for all of you (actually
three questions):

1.)  What is the temperature right now where you live?
2.)  What is the temperature right now where I live?
3.)  Wouldnıt you, too,like to do some professional development in Paradise?

A hui hou and Mele Kalikimaka (until later and Merry Christmas),
Claire