4th Grade – Kalihi

Gr4_KalihAhupuaʻa – Introduction
– Essential Question: How were the people, land, and ocean connected in early Hawaiʻi?
Unit Map
Presentation Rubric

Lesson 1: Our Ahupuaʻa
– Essential Question: How do moʻolelo teach us about the land and people of old Hawaiʻi?
– Learning Log 1: Labeling Our Ahupuaʻa
– Moʻolelo: The Sacred ʻUlu Tree
– Learning Log 2: Moʻolelo Discussion
– Map: Kalihi and Kapālama Ahupuaʻa
– Moʻolelo: Hapuʻu and Kalaihauola
– Moʻolelo: Kapukawaiokalihi – The Destroyed Stones
– Extended Activity: Moʻolelo Discussion

Lesson 2: The Case of the Strongest Cord
– Essential Question: Why was cordage valuable in old Hawaiʻi, and what properties make cordage strong and flexible?
Student Cordage Research Stations
Student Reading: About Cordage
How to Test Cordage
– Learning Log 3: A Scientific Investigation
– Learning Log 4: A Day in the Life of Old Hawaiʻi
Cordage-Making Instructions

Lesson 3: Engineering Ingenuity
– Essential Question: How did Hawaiians engineer shoreline fishponds to grow fish, while maintaining water quality and preventing siltation?
– Learning Log 5: Loko Kuapā
– Student Reading: Loko Kuapā

Lesson 4: Mauka – Makai Connection
– Essential Question: How did the Hawaiian system of irrigating loʻi allow people to use water wisely in their ahupuaʻa?

– Moʻolelo: Kapukawaiokalihi – Fresh Water for the ‘Awa
– Learning Log 6: Loʻi Irrigation
Model-Building Instructions
– Learning Log 7: Water Distribution through a System of Loʻo Kalo

Lesson 5: Giving Back to the ʻĀina
– Essential Question: How do Hawaiian practices nurture a healthy relationship to the ʻāina, and how can we give back to the ʻāina today?
– Learning Log 8: Student Activities
– Student Reading: Measuring Length and Distance

Mokauea Island and Fishpond
Loʻi Kalo and Garden
Fishpond and Loʻi Ukana

Pre-Post Test