As a teacher, you know it can be tough to find quality classroom resources. Below are some top-notch sites to find reliable HCBE content and teaching materials, whether you’re looking for curated work or work created by fellow educators.
The Waihona is a virtual community space where kumu can share resources and ideas with each other. You’ll find a wide array of resources here that you can filter for your interests. Share something you developed to strengthen culture, ʻōlelo, and ʻāina-based education across our pae ʻāina. Or check in to see if a Waihona resource might enhance your lessons. In the long-term, the goal is for all of us to build together a body of teaching resources so the next generations of kumu can start on a stronger foundation and elevate culture-based teaching to new levels of excellence.
The Kaʻiwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center is a community gathering space dedicated to Nohona Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian living and learning. Kaʻiwakīloumoku belongs to a Pacific network of indigenous partners who value ancestral knowledge, celebrate traditional wayfinding, and are committed to the restoration of our Pacific home—Moananuiākea. The Centerʻs virtual Pacific Indigenous Institute welcomes learners to explore a rich multimedia repository featuring global conversations with Pacific partners, and expressions of Hawaiian identity including essays, interviews, videos, and more.
Kealapono has compiled a variety of fun educational resources that celebrate Hawaiian history and tradition, while helping to strengthen the Native Hawaiian identity within keiki. These resources help students develop a sense of place and belonging, and also reinforce ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi. Kealapono created these resources to engage both students and their ʻohana.