In working one learns
Ma ka hana ka ʻike is the Hawaiian proverb for the current day educational term “experiential learning”. In order for students to see the cultural and communal significance of kalo and gain an understanding of what it takes to cultivate it, they must get into the loʻi and work together. Through the growing of kalo first hand by students, innumerable lessons are taught and learned.
Standards-based lessons have been created for teachers rich in place-based moʻolelo, history, geography and science that can be adapted to any grade level.