Get plenny? Visit Kaunakakai to learn why Molokaʻi is called "ʻāina momona"—land of abundance.

Unit lesson


Video Questions

1) Who are the parents of Molokaʻi? What are some things Molokaʻi is famous for?

2) Why is it important to know about the resources and history of the island?

3) What does ʻAnakala Walter mean when he says that Molokaʻi is a “baby” that needs to be taken care of? How can you take care of the island or place where you live?

4) What is the difference between Lanikaula in eastern Molokaʻi and Kaluakoʻi on the western side of the island?

5) Molokaʻi is known for sharing its abundance with the rest of the islands. Where do we see evidence of this tradition? Is it still possible to live this way? Why or why not?

6) Fish are not as plentiful as they once were, because reefs along Molokaʻi have been damaged by soil erosion and other runoff. If you were to make a poster about the importance of clean water and reefs, what kind of images would you include? What would you write on the poster?


Video Vocabulary

1) district
a large land division such as Waiʻanae or ʻEwa on Oʻahu

2) ʻanakala
a word borrowed from English, a Hawaiian pronunciation of “uncle”

3) manaʻo
idea, opinion

4) Wākea
a Hawaiian god, the great wide heavens

5) Hina
Hina i ka malama, a Hawaiian goddess and mother of Molokaʻi

6) genealogy
family tree, lineage

7) kuleana
responsibility, privilege

8) ʻāina momona
fertile or rich lands

9) abundant
well supplied, plentiful, having alot

10) kaulana

11) pule oʻo
pule oʻo – powerful prayers

12) piko
navel, belly button; figuratively the center

13) kukui o Lanikaula
the kukui tree grove of the prophet Lanikaula

14) prophet
someone that can predict the future

15) kahuna ʻanāʻanā
an expert at black magic or evil sorcery


Guiding Questions