Compiled by Kamehameha Schools Hawaiian Studies Institute staff
The classic companion text/teacher’s manual for use with the Ahupua‘a poster. This book describes many of the daily activities, plants, and animals that made up pre-contact Hawaiian life. Descriptions of the activities provide glimpses into the traditions, economy, political structure, relationships, and daily life of a community defined by the ahupua‘a’s boundaries. Clear and detailed line drawings of many plants and animals are accompanied by explanations of their use, importance, and habitat.