Maui nō ka ʻoi! Come join us to learn about the famous moku of Maui.

Unit lesson


Video Questions

1) How many moku does Maui have? Do you think that’s more or less than the number of moku on Oʻahu? Why might that be?

2) ʻAnakala Les names the piko of Haleakalā and Mauna Kahālāwai (West Maui Mountains). What does he mean by “piko”? Have you heard the word “piko” used before? If so, how was it used?

3) ʻAnakala Les says Honuaʻula is a hot district. Looking at its location and the land features nearby, what might contribute to its warm temperature?

4) Why do you think it’s important for us to know the names of the moku, or districts, of our island?

5) One of the parts of the ocean ʻAnakala Les mentions is the lūheʻe. “Lūheʻe” can also refer to a type of octopus fishing. Why might the area of the ocean be called lūheʻe? If you were to give names to different parts of your yard or to parts of the street by your home, what names would you give and why?

6) ʻAnakala Les and ʻAnakala Keola look at maps of Maui. Draw a map of the land where you live. What are some important features you think visitors to your land should see? How might you show that on your map?


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