The lessons below were originally created by the Teacher Curriculum Leaders with the support of Mentor Kumu and Project Team staff engaged in the `Ewa `Āina Education Initiative from 2020-2022.

Note that many of the lessons are flexible enough to be implemented at multiple `āina sites, in multiple subjects and for a range of grade levels. 

These materials were created to share so we invite you to click away and explore the lessons and resources below.

We hope they contribute to expanding `āina-based education at your school!

`Āina Site and Ahupua`a 

Grade
Level

Unit
Plan

Lesson
Plans

Lesson
Title-Topic

Loko I`a Pā`aiau
Kalauao Ahupua`a

9-12

Akamai: Start Smart
Establishing Loina and Lawena in the Classroom

Akamai Nui; Getting Smarter 
Practicing Loina and Lawena in the Classroom

Akamai nui loa - End Smart:  Applying Loina and Lawena Outside of the Classroom

K-2

Ka Waiwai o Pu`uloa

Nā Loko I`a o Pu`uloa

Ka Huaka`i i Pā`aiau

K-2

`O Waiau?

 Ke Kiʻowai ʻO Honokawailani

 Ka Loko Iʻa ʻO Pāʻaiau

9-12

Ahupua`a and Mo`olelo

Research on Ancient Hawai‘i Fishponds/ Ancient Hawaiian Engineering of Fishponds

History of Loko Pā`aiau + Huaka‘i Site Visit

Hanakēhau Learning Farm
Waiawa Ahupua`a

6-8

The History of Hula Ki`i

Creation of Ki`i at Hanakēhau Learning Farm

A Hula Ki`i Performance

K-12 SPED

Plants and How They Grow

Hanakēhau Learning Farm Field Trip

Daily Uses of Native Plants

Kuhialoko
Waiawa Ahupua`a

9-12

Whatʻs Better Traditional or Modern Agriculture/Aquaculture?

How Do Traditional Methods Fit Into Todayʻs Society? (field trip to Kuhialoko)

New Agriculture and Aquaculture Designs

9-12

`Āina Momona and Kuhialoko

Native and Invasive Species Count - Mea Kanu (plants) 

Huaka`i to Kuhialoko #2

Kuhiawaho
Waiawa Ahupua`a

6-8

History of Human Impact on Puʻuloa (Pearl Harbor) and Modeling the Recruitment Service 
Project Planning Step

Sympathy Compared to Empathy

Using Empathy in Service to Puʻuloa (Pearl Harbor) and Modeling the Logistics 
Service Project Planning Step

`Āina Site Huaka`i (to Kuhiawaho)

9-12

My Community

Patterns to Kalo Growth

All Things Considered

`Ewa Limu Hui
Honouiluli Ahupua`a

3-5

`Ewa Limu

Limu Stories

Advocacy Project: How Do We Mālama Limu?

9-12

Ka ʻano nui o makālae kaiaola (The importance of Coastal Ecosystems)

Coastal Plants of Hawai`i

One`ula: Past, Present and Future

Hoakalei/Kauhale
Honouiluli Ahupua`a

3-5

Introduction to Native/Non-Native Plants and Animals

Huaka`i Plant Identification (Scavenger Hunt)

Native Plant Research

Kalaeloa Heritage Park
Honouiluli Ahupua`a

6-8

`Ewa Quest: The Past

`Ewa Quest: The Present

`Ewa Beach Passion Project EPIC Speech

9-12

`Aumakua and Manō in `Ewa

Kahaupāhau: Protector of `Ewa

Hawai`iʻs First People: Ho`ike to Kalaeloa Heritage Park

9-12

The Honouliuli Hydrologic Cycle Game

The HĀ of Kalaeloa

Whatʻs In a Name?

Pu`uokapolei
Honouiluli Ahupua`a

3-5

`O Wai Kou Inoa (Who is Your Name?)

Integrating The Performance Arts, ELA

and Culture

Traditional and Contemporary Lei Making

6-12

Weaving Through Mo`olelo

Native Hawaiian Plant Identification

Huaka`i to Pu`uokapolei

6-8

What Does It Mean to be Self-Sustaining?

Stewarding and the HĀ Framework

Huaka`i to Pu`uokapolei

9-12

Whatʻs In a Name?  Introduction to Place

Plant Systems and `Ōlelo Hawai`i

Huaka`i to Pu`ukapolei as Alaka`i

Camp Palehua
Honouiluli Ahupua`a

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