Aloha ʻĀina Interns
Kumano I Ke Ala
Grades 6-8 and 9-12
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This summer the interns were tasked with teaching the summer program keiki how to kūkulu hale. This was achieved in three phases.
First phase focused on building the interns knowledge bank in kūkulu hale, and developing the plan for the Summer Program, both of which were done during Spring Break 2022. Building the interns knowledge bank included learning how to do, doing the skills, and also learning how to teach. By the conclusion of Spring Break the plan for the summer program was created with small group learning as the approach to efficiently teach the summer keiki the skills they would need.
Second phase focused on implementation of the aforementioned Summer Program plan. Interns were assigned to lead certain small groups throughout the entirety of the program. These small groups were the learning hubs for the keiki as they were instructed on skills related to hale building, and where they practiced these newly acquired skills. Each keiki would rotate between all small groups, as each intern or pair of interns were assigned a specific skill set to teach. Skills include lashing, dry stacking, ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi associated with hale building, preparation of hale building materials, etc.
Third phase main focus was the building of the hale. Keiki were divided into two groups, interns were assigned to either group as the alakaʻi. These two groups competed to build their hale the quickest, but also the most pololei. In two weeks time both groups completed their hale.