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Ka Hoʻokele ʻAna – Navigation

Students learn and see visuals that will take them through a day in the life of a navigator

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Moʻokūʻauhau – Genealogy

Students learn about their genealogy by creating a “Who Am I” bag.

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Navigating Change

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Sail On Moana

A Song Kit for All Many children have seen the Disney film, Moana, about the amazing tradition of the voyaging…

Classroom Connections | C2C: Mr. Sugiyama’s Classroom

Last month, teachers from around O`ahu met at Wai`anae Intermediate School for a Canoe 2 Classroom Workshop that featured lessons…

Classroom Connections | Kūkaniloko

Teachers from around the island of Oʻahu gathered at Kupuahuawa, also known as Kūkaniloko Birthstones State Monument and Historic Site,…

Classroom Connections | Malpelo Island Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

Back in the Pacific for the first time in two years, Hōkūleʻa and the crew also find themselves in the…

Classroom Connections | Model Waʻa

Over the last 4 years, educators across the state have been working hard to develop lessons, activities and other curriculum…

'Opihi. PC: Pacific Ring of Fire 2004 Expedition. NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration; Dr. Bob Embley, NOAA PMEL, Chief Scientist.

OPIHI Teacher PD Opportunity

OPIHI The University of Hawai‘i Curriculum Research and Development Group (CRDG) is recruiting secondary STEM teachers from across Hawai‘i for a citizen science professional development opportunity called Our Project In…

Classroom Connections | Lake Champlain Watershed

Hōkūleʻa and the crew recently sailed through Lake Champlain, a lake that has 587 miles of coastline spanning two states…

Classroom Connections | Papahānaumokuākea

Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument (PMNM, or the Monument) is home to more than 7,000 species, including the oldest animals on…

Classroom Connections | Manu ʻImiloa

ʻImiloa is continuing to expand our impact through our newest educational endeavor,  MANU ‘Imiloa, a mobile outreach program aimed at sharing…

Classroom Connections | The Bay of Fundy and Tidal Range

Hōkūleʻa was in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia this week! The Bay of Fundy is known for having one of…

Crew Blog | Darren Kamalu: The Physics of Raising the Mast

Ma ka hana ka ʻike Information is absorbed by studying books and listening to teachers. Lessons are learned by applying…

Ka Hoʻokele ʻAna – Navigation

Activity at a Glance: Students will start off with an imagery activity in an attempt to bring the outside environment…

Hawaiian Star Compass

Grade 5 Developed by D.J. High

Wayfinding

  Wayfinding Grade 6 Developed by Cat Fuller, ʻIolani School

Moʻokūʻauhau – Genealogy

  Moʻokūʻauhau Grades K-2 Developed by Pacific American Foundation and Mālama Honua Public Charter School

Navigating Without Instruments

Navigating Without Instruments Explore this story to find out about the celestial sphere and the star compass. Discover how to…

Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross

Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross This classroom activity package is made available courtesy of NOAA, Oikonos,…

Biomimicry in Youth Education: A Toolkit for K-12 Educators

  Biomimicry in Youth Education: A Resource Toolkit for K-12 Educators Biomimicry in Youth Education: A Resource Toolkit for K-12…

Sailing into Our Past and Future:  Maritime Southeast Asian and Pacific Canoes and Our Integral Relationship with the Ocean

Sailing into Our Past and Future: Maritime Southeast Asian and Pacific Canoes and Our Integral Relationship with the Ocean Grades 9-10 Developed…

The Oceans Connect Us: Plankton & Genetic Activity

  The Oceans Connect Us: Plankton and Genetic Activity Developed by: Kewalo Basin Marine Laboratory at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.…

Kai Eʻe – Mounting Seas

Kai Eʻe – Mounting Seas – Hawaiʻi Tsunami and Climate Change Curriculum Grades : 6 and 8 Developed by:  The Pacific…

Aloha ʻĀina Peace Flags: Nurturing and Protecting Our Lands

Aloha ʻĀina Peace Flags: Nurturing and Protecting Our Lands Developed by Miki Tomita, Jenna Ishii, Mark Ellis, Matthew Kanemoto, Iasona Ellinwood.…

Letʻs Go Voyaging: Teacherʻs Guide

Letʻs Go Voyaging: Teachers Guide Grade levels: 4-6 Developed by: The Moanalua Gardens Foundation Overview: Letʻs Go Voyaging is a comprehensive curriculum that leads…

Pacific Worlds

  Developed as a Teacher’s Resource Guide to engage students in geographical thinking about the Pacific Islands by drawing on…

Mālama Kaho’olawe

  Developed by the Pacific American Foundation, this unit Mālama Kaho’olawe focuses on the island of Kaho‘olawe as a training…

Navigating Change

The Teacher’s Guide to Navigating Change is an educational voyage to motivate, encourage, and challenge us to take care of…

How do you Mālama Honua?

How do you Mālama Honua (Care for the Earth)? Grades 6-8 Developed by Shari Jumalon, Konawaena Middle School Please click here…

Energy Around a Sense of Place

  Energy Around a Sense of Place Grades 6-8 Developed by MaryAnna Enriques, Sacred Hearts School Please click here to…

Solutions for Sustainability; ‘Ike Ku’una No Ke Aohou

  Solutions for Sustainability; ‘Ike Ku’una No Ke Aohou Grades 11-12 Developed by Kimberlee Stuart, Kapaʻa High Please click here…

Nā ʻOhana Hōkū ʻEhā (The Four Star Lines/Families)

  Nā ʻOhana Hōkū ʻEhā (The Four Star Lines/Families) Grades 9-12 Developed by Kaimana Barcase, Hokualaka’i Please click here to contact…

Green Growing: A Model for Food Sovereignty and Sustainability

Green Growing: A Model for Food Sovereignty and Sustainability Grades 9-10 Developed by Maggie Pulver, Ho’ala School Please click here to…