Friday, October 31, 2008

Project Title
Lo`i Kalo
Project Members
Lauren Lewis


Upload a document that clearly outlines your project parts.
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  • Outline


Write at least one paragraph covering what you know about your topic. Write at least one paragraph about what you plan on researching/investigating. Include a thesis, hypothesis, or driving question in these paragraphs.
I know that lo`i kalo has been around for many years. Long ago kalo was the primary food of Hawai`i. It is also said that the first kalo grew from the still-born son of Wakea and Ho`oho kui kalani, named Haloa. I also know that kalo was brought to Hawai`i with the earliest Polynesian settlers. There are at least 300 different varieties of kalo. I have learned that some of the local varieties of kalo are Moi, Lehua, Ha`akea, and Chinese.
I would also like to know more about the many types of kalo, especially those that we plant at Waipao, one of our HLC lo`i kalo. I want to find out how many varieties there are and find out what the differences are. Also I would like to learn how to harvest, grow, and how to sustain ourselves to be prepared for various emergencies. Such as if food stopped coming from outside Hawai`i and if there were a natural disaster. I would also like to find out some scientific techniques on growing kalo more effectively.
Essential Question: In what way is kalo important to Hawai`i nei?
List at least three questions you will be able to answer at the end of the project.
  1. How can you tell the differences between differnet types of Kalo?
  2. What is the key to growing and harvesting good Kalo?
  3. How can we sustian ourselves to be prepared for emergencies? (such and a natural Disater of food shortage)
  4. What would we have to grow to sustain ourselves?
  5. What can Kalo be used for besides food?
  6. What are some of the curret events happening?
  7. What are the different scientific methods besides organic growing and chemical growing?
List a minimum of three different types of resources you will use. Make sure you include specific websites, books, and people. Also, make sure you have at least one primary source.
  1. Internet(http://www.canoeplants.com/kalo.html)
  2. Book - Native Planters in old Hawai'i by Handy, et. al
  3. Kumu Kala
  4. Kumu Calvin
  5. Kumu Tommy
  6. Book - Taro Varieties in Hawaii - Whitney, et. al
  7. Book - Plants in Hawaiian Culture - Beatrice H. Krauss
List the tasks you need to complete, the time they should take, and the dates you plan on finishing them by.

Task Estimated Time Estimated Date
1. Phase 1- project idea, start project binder, essential questions, scope of project, standards, maoli connection, outcomes of final product, rubrics
18 hours
Sep. 05
2. Phase 2- pre-evaluation readiness, project foundry, pre-evaluation meeting, reveiw of proposal
5 hours
Sep. 08
3. Phase 3- interview experts, exploration and research
55 hours
Oct. 17
4. Pahse 4- written products, created products
45 hours
Oct. 21
5. Phase 5- finalize project binder, self assess with rubrics, self reflection on project
3 hours
Oct. 22
6. Phase 6- post-evaluation readiness check,schedule post-evaluation, presentation of evidence learned, evaluation team reveiw
3 hours
Oct. 24
7. Phase 8- pratice, practice, practice, presentation before community audience, review evaluation rubrics
1 hour
Oct. 31
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Estimated hours of work
130 hours
Estimated start/end dates
Aug. 18 - Oct. 24, 2008
Number of Proposed Project Credits


Write at least one paragraph explaining how your project incorporates Hawaiian culture and/or malama `aina. Write at least one paragraph explaining how you project will benefit you, your community, and/or the world.
Kalo can also benefit me by providing me food for my family. Kalo can provide me with teaching others how to grow and to make kalo the main starch. Kalo is also healthier than than any other starch. Kalo also grows on dry land and in pots and that is good for some people because they don't have a yard. Hopefully I can grow to support my family and to practice the Hawaiian culture often. Kalo also benefits me if food stops coming from the mainland. Kalo and many other foods like uala and ulu can feed my family and other families if we start to grow food now.
Kalo brings the community together to learn about the Hawaiian crop. Kalo also inspires people to start a garden in there homes. Since kalo is healthy for consumption more native Hawaiians should eat it. However, there are various reasons why native Hawaiians don't eat kalo today. These reasons are fast foods, store starches, and other accessible goods. Accessible goods are okay, but they have a lot of added chemicals, therefore kalo is healthier to eat. Kalo also can give you natural strength and energy for the day.
Pre-evaluation members (List parent, student and teachers)
  1. Kumu Feki
  2. Kumu Ala
  3. Kumu Judy