Student: Mele Kalama-Kingma

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The course is also about the performance of that music and poetry and as such will explore how our music relates to hula, formal protocols, and daily life, through creative projects that will showcase our music at the end-of-year Hōʻike. While this course will not require every student to sing, dance, or play and instrument, every student will find a way to contribute to the performance of music and dance in some capacity, and part of your grade will depend upon it.

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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Hawaiian Studies, clip 15 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Kalamakingma, Mele ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: The two writing assignments [in this class] were the most revealing to me... I am able to put on paper exactly how music has impacted my life. I think my perspectives on writing have changed a little bit [in a positive way].
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Hawaiian Studies, clip 14 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Kalamakingma, Mele ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: It's really crucial in any Writing Intensive course to really know what you want to write about. When [writing assignments are applied to] your life experiences, it makes such a difference. The Writing Intensive classes that I have taken have been helpful as long as... it relates to me.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Hawaiian Studies, clip 13 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Kalamakingma, Mele ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: These are two songs that might group wrote as an assignment in our class ... one song is about your relationship with the ocean, and the ocean represents your lover, too ... mele hoʻo ipo ipo ... 'come sleep in the ocean' ... it's in Hawaiian ... and six chords would be too much ... in more traditional music you could play 30 songs from three different chords ... the chords on the ʻukulele are kind of a guide, it's the voice ... I am the only one in the group who plays ʻukulele ... we have another who knows more Hawaiian ... that's how our kumu planned it ... one is into hula, so she will be adding hula ... and one guy plays guitar, so he follows me ... and another girl likes to sing ... nobody has written a song, so this one just happened ... so, it was meant to be ... based on our first assignment, the way we write, he could probably tell who would be good with who ... I can't even believe we wrote a song
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Hawaiian Studies, clip 12 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Kalamakingma, Mele ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: [The writing is] a reminder of the things that I have learned in this class and writing it down is so important. For me, [writing is]... a documentation of my history... I will continue to write forever.
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    Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Hawaiian Studies, clip 11 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Kalamakingma, Mele ; Henry, Jim
    Brief excerpt from interview: I don't see myself [living] anywhere else but [Hawaiʻi].