Course DescriptionMa Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike in the Hawaiian language translates to "knowledge is gained by doing". As part of our Interpret Hawai‘i Program, KCC is committed to perpetuating Hawai‘i's diverse history, culture and language. Join us for this new summer series as Instructor, Iwalani Koide, weaves together a series of engaging and interactive sessions designed to inspire your appreciation for the vast history, language and culture of Hawai‘i through song, dance, mele, food and conversation.
Talk Story Session (Ho‘omalimali) - 1 hour
Where we get to know each other and where people are from.
Cultural Roots/Background (One Hanau) - 1 hour
Where we share about our birthplace and where we consider "home"
Names (Inoa) - 2 hours
Names of the participants, Family names
Place Names (Kapi‘olani, Le‘ahi, Waikiki, etc.)
Hawai‘i Pae ‘Aina (State of Hawai‘i)
Mokupuni o Hawai‘i (Names of the Islands of Hawai‘i)
Wahi Kaulana (Famous places)
Aloha (Aloha as greetings) - 2 hours
Basic phrases to greet one another
Honi or embrace when meeting each other
Hawai‘i's History - 2 hours
Timeline of Major events in Hawai‘i
Hawaiian Language timeline
Hawai‘i Today - 2 hours
Recognized Hawaiian events in Hawai‘i (Hokule‘a World Wide Voyage, Merry Monarch, Kamehameha Day Parade, Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, etc.)
Political Issues of Today (Hawaiian Language in the Court system, Immersion Schools, Protect Mauna Kea, DHHL, etc.)
By the end of the program, participants will be able to use the knowledge gained to:
- Utilize vocabulary and language skills in real life activities with family, work, and school
- Recognize the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Hawai‘i’s culture.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email email@example.com for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.
- Knowledge of global geography, politics and economics.
- Effective verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills with respect to similarities and differences within cultures and languages.
- Knowledge and application of global business etiquette and protocol.
- Awareness of educational practices.
- Awareness of the importance of religion, traditions, and contemporary trends.
- Awareness of gender and generational roles.
- Awareness of social and business trends.
- Awareness of factors that may contribute to national pride and unity.
- Awareness of current news and events that may impact global business and economics.