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Moanalua ahupuaa workshop and curriculum free for teachers

Aloha Aina Moanalua workshop open to teachers of all grade levels

The Aloha Aina Moanalua curriculum is now available for schools wanting to explore the Moanalua ahupuaa. The unit includes a Moanalua ahupuaa map, old photographs of the area, and lesson plans featuring moolelo (stories) of Moanalua.

It is the only place- and culture-based curriculum centered on Kamananui (Moanalua) Valley, the last undeveloped valley in urban Honolulu.

A free workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Moanalua Middle School Library, 1289 Mahiole St. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Participating teachers will receive a teacher’s guide with Common Core and HCPS III standards-based lesson plans, student activity sheets, rubrics, CDs, a DVD and other resources. Curriculum is adaptable to all grade levels.

Teachers will also get the opportunity to try the instructional activities with other educators, and preview service learning activities with a field excursion into Kamananui Valley.

To register, contact Pauline Worsham at pworsham@moanaluagardensfoundation.org.

These workshops are offered by Moanalua Gardens Foundation in cooperation with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

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