Huaka‘i o Kamananui

PROJECT ALOHA ʻĀINA
Huakaʻi o Kamananui

GRADE 4 – MOANALUA AHUPUAʻA

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MOANALUA GARDENS FOUNDATION and
THE PACIFIC AMERICAN FOUNDATION


Project Team
Roddy Akau – Kamananui Valley Cultural Advisor
Alexander Alika Jamile – Executive Director and President of the Board, Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Norbert Larsen – Curriculum Writer
Herb Lee, Jr. – Project Director, Project Aloha ʻĀina
Don Mapes – Videographer and Editor
Maura O’Connor – Senior Curriculum Writer and Editor
Brook Kapūkuniahi Parker – Artist
Vicky Holt Takamine – Kumu Hula and Cultural Specialist
Ramsay Taum – Huakaʻi o Kamananui Cultural Consultant
Pauline Worsham – Huakaʻi o Kamananui Project Director

Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Act Aloha ʻĀina Grant No S362A080021A and The Office of Hawaiian Affairs

 The contents of this Teacher’s Guide were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and readers should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. The contents are for educational use only and are not to be duplicated for commercial purposes.

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The Pacific American Foundation
146 Hekili Street, #203
Kailua, HI 96734
(808) 263-0081
www.thepaf.org

Moanalua Gardens Foundation
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(808) 839-5334
www.mgf-hawaii.org

 

Journey Through Kamananui Valley Slideshow


Below are the Project Aloha ʻĀina Huakaʻi o Kamananui information pages, lessons and student sheets; click on the desired link to open PDF that may be saved and printed.

Unit Introduction

Unit Introduction

Unit Introduction
Culminating Activity Rubrics
Learning Log – Student Assessment Overview

Lesson 1 – MOʻOLELO OF MOANALUA

Lesson 1 – MOʻOLELO OF MOANALUA

Lesson 1 – MOʻOLELO OF MOANALUA

Student Sheets – for Lesson 1

 

Lesson 2 – OUR AHUPUAʻA

Lesson 2 – OUR AHUPUAʻA

Student Sheets – for Lesson 2

 







Huaka‘i o Kamananui Program

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Photo provided by Will Page.

Launched in 2008, Huaka`i o Kamananui, a journey through Kamananui, is an initiative begun by Moanalua Gardens Foundation (MGF) to improve the infrastructure of Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley and to provide educational opportunities for school children.  Known in ancient times as a center of hula and chanting, KamananuiValley is the only undeveloped valley in urban Honolulu.Closed to the public for over 100 years, Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley was dedicated in 2008 for public use and now offers a new and pristine learning environment for the public and school children.  MGF is currently working with the State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) to improve the valley’s main access road so that it will be easier to traverse by all users.A pioneer in environmental education, MGF introduced in 2012 Huaka`i o Kamananui, Aloha ‘Āina Moanalua, an innovative place and cultural-based curriculum, focusing entirely on the ahupua‘a (land to sea district) of Moanalua.  The curriculum provides a unique opportunity for students to truly connect to the cultural traditions that have been passed down through the generations.  The program is well underway in O‘ahu’s elementary schools and the history of Kamananui (Moanalua) is now coming alive for hundreds of fourth-graders each year.

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Photo provided by Richard Duggan

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Photo provided by Will Page.

 

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