Maui and the Creation of the Islands


Big Ideas and Enduring Understandings

Watch the video and read the text to learn:

  1. one way that a good storyteller communicates; 
  2. that creation stories play a central role in all cultures, to describe who we are and where we came from; 
  3. that creation stories contain essential cultural and geographic information; 
  4. that creation stories communicate essential values.

This video, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, presents the telling of the story, "Maui and the Creation of the Islands" by Tom Cummings of Hawai‘i's Bishop Museum. It features storyteller Kealoha Kelekolio, and is illustrated with images and graphics of the Hawaiian Islands.