BECOME A COVID -19 EDUCATOR-PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNER
In early February 2020 when COVID-19 was in China and Italy, Kaleolani Hanohano, then at Kaimuki HS was already preparing lessons on the potential for devastating human and economic impacts in Hawaiʻi. We discussed her lesson, I shared an excerpt from Queen Liliʻuokalaniʻs autobiography about her 1881 smallpox quarantine of Oʻahu. The education project grew out of a conviction that educators were the missing link in reliable, timely public health COVID-19 education.
The four modules provide a Hawaiʻi-Pacific Island history on infectious diseases, strategies to assess risks at home for COVID-19, strategies to protect and prevent, and up-to-date information on testing and vaccination. Support from Waiʻanae Coast Comprehensive Health Center and other health centers is available to address COVID-19 questions and concerns. In Module II an adult family member is invited to register at the project website to take a survey.
We invite you to become a certified COVID-19 educator for grades 6-12 students and community members. Register below, get certified on Modules I-IV as a COVID-19 Educator and stay updated as an educator partner. Modules can be team-taught taught if you register as a team. Twice monthly Zoom sessions will be scheduled to discuss the curriculum and to provide updates on COVID-19. The curriculum project is supported by an NIH award for Pacific Alliance Against COVID-19 and an NSF award for teacher leadership.
The modules provide students and families with Hawaiian historical perspectives on infectious diseases, strategies to assess their risk for COVID-19, strategies to reduce their risk, and current testing and vaccination information.A mahalo of $200 is provided to teachers after getting certified and teaching all four modules.
1. If you would like to access the curriculum without registering, please check out the modules below.
2. If you would like to download the curriculum to teach it to students, please click on "Download Modules" below and fill the "Usage form".
MODULE 1: HISTORY OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN HAWAI'I
Hawaiʻi’s historical relationship with introduced disease. Centuries of isolation left Native Hawaiians with no immunity to introduced diseases.
Learn more about cholera, measles, smallpox, leprosy, Spanish flu, whooping cough, bubonic plague, scarlet fever.
MODULE 4: TESTING & VACCINATION
Does the protection of my `Ohana Bubble against the coronavirus contribute to more just, healthy and beloved communities from Koʻolauloa to Waiʻanae, throughout Hawai`i, and beyond?