Hawaiian Culture for kids & adults,
accessible online or in the classroom.

Explore the cultural collections of Bishop Museum through the natural realms of Hawai‘i.

The Hawai‘i Alive project is a cooperative work led by the Bishop Museum to share resources from our collections, library, and archives with the general public, especially teachers gathering resources to teach Hawaiian Language, History, and Culture in accordance with Hawai‘i Department of Education Content and Performance Standards.

Anyone can learn about Hawaiian culture!

The Hawai‘i Alive project is a cooperative work led by the Bishop Museum to share resources from our collections, library, and archives with the general public, especially teachers gathering resources to teach Hawaiian Language, History, and Culture in accordance with Hawai‘i Department of Education Content and Performance Standards.

While we welcome the general public to browse through the hundreds of resources presented here, the Hawai‘i Alive site was specifically created to allow teachers to gather resources for classroom instruction in accordance with the Hawai‘i Department of Education Content and Performance Standards.

The manuscripts, images, movies, audio files and other resources on Hawai‘i Alive can be downloaded to your own computer’s harddrive.

Please keep in mind that reproduction of the resources found here for commercial purposes is prohibited, but educational and personal use is permitted.

Hawai‘i ALIVE: Active Learning Incorporating Virtual Education.

Hawai‘i Alive is a project led by the Bishop Museum and supported by:

by the Native Hawaiian Education Program, United States Department of Education Grant (Award Number S362A050074, CFDA #84.362A).  Bishop Museum is responsible for meeting the statutory purposes and requirements of the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) in innovative ways by melding a Native Hawaiian culture-based approach based on place and tradition with state educational standards in social studies, science, and new technology.

NHEP Supports innovated projects that enhance educational services provided to native Hawaiian children and adults.  These projects may include those activities authorized under section 7205(a) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA).

Hawaiian culture and history essays:
Ronald Williams, Jr. MA
Owner / Principal Researcher and Writer
Ka ‘Elele Research and Writing

Mr. Williams is currently completing a doctorate in Hawaiian Studies and teaches at Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

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