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Whether you are new to online learning or are a savvy digital citizen, our programs are easy to access and take. We offer quality online classes in Hawaiian language, culture and history to a variety of audiences.
KSDL also offers a wealth of stand-alone resources, such as tutorials and virtual huaka‘i (field trips)—and you don’t even have to be registered for our classes to access and use these materials.
In addition, we offer technical and class support, for your quick reference.
At KSDL, we strive to provide quality education.
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He wa‘a he moku, he moku he wa‘a. The canoe is an island, an island a canoe. This course traces the history and craft of Hawaiian ocean voyaging, from its origins and earliest traditions, to the contemporary, worldwide voyage of Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. We also discuss the importance of caring for where we live. Like the seafarers of old, we need to practice sustainability, as well as respect for the ʻāina (land) and each other, in order to survive on our “island”—Earth. Family activities and social media challenges give learners the opportunity to aʻo aku, aʻo mai (to learn, to share) with their ‘ohana.
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This culture course connects learners with Polynesian voyagers, past and present
This course focuses on the life of Kamehameha I, the first ruler of all Hawai‘i
This introductory-level language course explores the core of all Hawaiians: the family
Dec 10, 2014
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