KS Mālama Honua Learning Resources

This page is dedicated to providing Educational Resources developed by Kamehameha Schools to assist learners to engage with the Mālama Honua Voyage.

Please check back often as a brand new set of materials will be released quarterly, all designed to be equally useful in school, business, and home environments.


MELE RESOURCES

Mele - songs and chants - are integral in chronicling Hawaiian events, history, geography, relationships, throughts, feelings, memories, inspirations, and more.  In honor of our wayfinding heritage, we present chants and songs that range in themes from ancient chiefly migrations to such present day voyaging canoe icons as Hōkūle'a and Hawai'iloa. Learn from their texts and translations, and enjoy the accompanying mele recordings. Foster your own relationship with Hōkūle'a by following the Mālama Honua Voyage online, and consider composing your own mele by learning from older compositions.

Ea Mai Hawai'inuiākea

Eia Hawai'i

Ia Wa'a Nui

Mai Kahiki ka Wahine o Pele

Nā Makani o O'ahu

 

 

 


LESSONS AND RESOURCES

Developed by Kamehameha Schools Staff:
Hawaiian Canoe Building Traditions (1988 and 1995)

'Ike Pono Hawai'i (2010)

Canoe Parts (2014)

Kamehameha Publishing 

 
 

 


'ŌLELO NO'EAU

Select 'Ōlelo no'eau (wise saying and proverbs) with background information on how they can be used in lessons, meetings, events, and activities across all ages and disciplines.

 'Ōlelo No'eau Set 2 - October 2014

 'Ōlelo No'eau Set 1 - August 2014


MO'OLELO

Mo'olelo (traditional stories) with background information on how they can be used in lessons, meetings, events, and activities across all ages and disciplines.

 Mo'olelo Nui October 2014 - Mō'īkeha

 Mo'olelo 'Iki 1 October 2014 - Humu

 Mo'olelo 'Iki 2 October 2014 - Pa'ao

 Mo'olelo August 2014 - Pele

 Mo'olelo August 2014 - Keoe

 

ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

An introductory bibliography (with summaries) of select canoe and voyaging resources.

 Annotated Bibliography 

 

MĀLAMA HONUA VOYAGE BROCHURE

Courtesy of the Polynesian Voyaging Society

 Mālama Honua Voyage Brochure


Polynesian Voyaging Society Resources

Hokulea.com: A one-stop site to track the voyage, read crew blogs, and learn about the history and future of Polynesian voyaging.

LearningCenter.hokulea.com: A learning center to view a multitude of science experiments, curricula, resources and upcoming opportunities to better support your voyaging education goals.

Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives: PVSʻ online archives site that houses materials related to the history of PVS and its voyaging canoe Hōkūle'a.

 

 
 

Tracking the KS Mālama Honua Initiative

A graphic representation of KS Mālama Honua Highlights