01. On Tuesday 14 October 2008 the students were asked to bring traditional plant based foods to class. Why was it important to bring the food instead of just describing the foods? Be specific, support your position with examples.
Taste, texture (feel), appearance, smell, process differs hence product differs despite common ingredients, induce deep olofactory memories of hearth and home.
Matching 16 October 2008: Use the leaves in the laboratory to match each leaf to the most appropriate leaf shape name:
09. Make a sketch of a leaf. To the best of your ability, label the parts of the leaf. Include the petiole, midrib, blade, and axillary bud in your sketch. Include whether the leaf you have drawn is most likely to be a dicot or monocot. See text
10. On Tuesday 21 October 2008 the class met at the hut by the gym. What was the point to Lee Ling's choice of clothes that he wore on that day? Demonstrate extent of loss of material culture visually, dramatize the area of most loss, show what it would look like to return that portion of culture to the campus. Visually ask the question, are you "brave" enough to go to class dressed this way?
11. On Thursday 23 October 2008 we made thatching. Sketch the difference between doakoahs en Ruk and doakoahs en Pohnpei.Two basic points, an additional one per drawing if scientifically accurate rendition. Remember, this is ethnobotany. Think of the 1824 drawings. If not well done, then we would know nothing.
12. Based on what we learned on Tuesday 28 October 2008, what is an aip and who used the aip? A Pohnpeian drum used by Koaroam Aip among other high titles possibly to announce the arrival of the king.
13. On 04 November 2008 Chersea presented the Chuukese love stick, iratong. The Chuukese love stick was once an important and, to some extent, a semi-secret item of Chuukese culture. The iratong has "devolved" to the last stage of cultural devolution for a material cultural item. What is the typical final stage for a unique cultural item such as the iratong? Tourist curio, museum piece, or totally lost (nose flutes)
14. [If floral morphology complete] Make a sketch of a flower. To the best of your ability, label the parts of the flower. Include all four whorls.