We shape the future, while preserving our heritage. ‘Āina is that which nourishes. It encompasses land, ocean, heavens, land-based water systems, plants and animals. Aloha ‘Āina is a way of life inherent in Hawaiian practices.
The Aloha ‘Āina Curriculum provides Hawai‘i’s youth with culturally relevant lesson plans that explain the ahupua‘a land-management system and inspire future stewards and scientists who will care for the land and preserve the traditions.
A complete set of field-tested curricula for Grades 4 – 12 designed to meet Hawaiʻi Department of Education performance standards. Hawaiian fishponds (loko iʻa) serve as the learning vehicles, where Hawaiian language and cultural experts have collected and organized fishpond-related cultural, historic, and scientific data into culturally appropriate curriculum units for use in Hawai’i’s schools.