A homeschooler's dream: We got invited to Waimea Middle School by an old friend from my college days. We got to learn about voyaging and the foods Polynesians brought with them to Hawai’i. Guess where the Polynisians came from?... Tahiti!!! Super cool to make that connection, as that is our next stop.
Makahiki games They taught us games and explained how these connect to the past and present – including their ties to science and cultural and environmental learning.
|This game is another practice for battle. You slide the wooden sticks along the ground to trip up opponents|
|A game of strength and balance- hold one foot and your opponent's hand and the first to step out, or fall down loses.|
|The Alaskans held their own|
|In this game, the object is to get the opponent onto the ground, or move his middle foot.|
The 3 main carbohydrates for indigenous island folk were: Bread Fruit, Taro Root (Poi) and Sweet Potatoes
Here a gentleman is peeling taro root (called kalo) with a limpet shell.
|The work place to make the poi.|
|All the folks there seemed to really like poi. After they helped tech, they all made a baggie fr themselves.|
|The finished product goes in a bag, and it is very stable, and can store without refrigeration for some days.|
|Siblings pounding poi|