Culuture/ʻAina Based Curricula

Kūkulu Nā Uapo is a science curriculum that meets Hawaii’s Department of Education 6th grade academic standards and weaves in Hawaiian cultural standards and practices. Throughout the academic year, the student will gain a greater understanding of themselves, their relationship to others and the world around them, and their responsibility (kuleana) to nurture themselves, others and their environment.


The Kūkulu Nā Uapo curriculum seeks to enhance school success for 6th grade Native Hawaiian and local students by providing a curriculum that is relative to their interests and experiences, culturally conscious, developmentally appropriate and centered around each child learning more about themselves their world, and their sense of place in their world.