The Nani Ke Ao Nei mural is located on the Kamāmalu building, Kamehameha Elementary School – Kapālama Campus. It not only serves as a unique work of art, but as a catalyst for curriculum development and collaboration.
Visit the different grade levels and special content areas to see how the NKAN mural has spurred innovative ideas and lessons based on Nani Ke Ao Nei.
The Nani Ke Ao Nei mural depicts the past.
• How did the early Hawaiians interact with this environment?
• How does it compare to our environment now?
• What can we do to make a difference for the future?
This online activity will assist you in becoming familiar with the Nani Ke Ao Nei blog and discovering a number of its features.
Find out how it all began with the Nani Ke Ao Nei educational mural. Opportunities are provided to visit different NKAN blog pages, learn how grade levels are incorporating NKAN into their curriculum, view online videos, download images and audio files, and springboard to other sites on the internet supportive of the NKAN curriculum.
Click on the following link to download the worksheet.
NKAN Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
As curriculum work continued throughout the summer, new features have been added to the Nani Ke Ao Nei blog.
Be sure to check out the Panels-Data and Panels-Mo’olelo pages, which are listed on the menu bar above. Each panel is now active with tags providing information and mo’olelo references on Hawaiian flora and fauna.
Hover your cursor over the sample image below to see tags containing information.
Also new to this blog is a feature highlighting huaka’i that supports NKAN research and curriculum development. The first huaka’i to be featured is the UH Hawaiian Tree Snail Conservation Lab. Come and get to know these tiny native animals!
KES teachers, Ruby Redona and Loke Melchor, have been working on ebooks based on Hawaiian birds, insects, and plants. These ebooks can be accessed under the ‘NKAN Resources’ menu on this blog. Here is one about the Kāhuli Snails.
Clicking on the image above takes you to “The Kāhuli Snails” ebook.
Overview of 2011 Nani Ke Ao Nei curriculum development