Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Sun v. Māui - an adventure with Bigs and Littles

Did you already forget what Bigs and Littles are? Or is this the first time you've heard of Bigs and Littles? If so, CLICK HERE to read what Bigs and Littles are.

On Saturday, March 21, 2009, Ka Huli Ao, the William S. Richardson School of Law, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu hosted Waimānalo 5th, 6th, and 7th graders at the law school. The full partnership also includes Kamehameha Schools and the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Below is a video to watch the Bigs and Littles during their mock trial of Kalā v. Māui. Kalā is the Sun. In Hawaiian folklore, Māui, a demi-god, slowed down the Sun from racing across the sky for the purpose of helping the people. One benefit of slowing the sun was that kapa could dry during the day. To read more about our mock trial version of the Sun (Kalā) and Māui, CLICK HERE. Below the video are a few photos.

After the mock trial, the Littles went on a tour of part of the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa campus. The last photo was taken at the NEW Frear Hall.


Anonymous said...

Nothing like getting the kids involved when they are young

LaurieT said...

I especially liked the creative decision by the jury at the end. The bigs and littles did a fantastic job!
Laurie T

Derek said...

Mahalo Damon and Dean Tochiki for your feedback. We appreciate it. It was a fun day indeed and yes, it is awesome to get children involved when they are young.