The information contained within this post is a blend of outline elements and details that have been experienced over the years as highly effective for instituting a curriculum and syllabus in a wide variety of applications.
I have included a brief list of areas of expertise that I personally am qualified to teach or provide on a professional level including but not limited to:
– Gardening and Landscaping
– Adventure Guiding
– and Movie-making
– Healing Arts
– Martial Arts: knife, stick, staff, sword, open-hand, boxing, kicking, Theater of the Mind
– Multi-media Production: writing /photography / digital video / graphic arts / basci web design and management / local and global marketing
– Outdoor Education: Solos / Guided Trips / Recon
– Business Management Innovation and Marketing: art, crafts, music, information, products, services and natural resources
– Conflict Resolution
I am especially interested in Huna Kupua- and the 8 Hawaiian Principles as well as Ahupua’a ancient land practice. These two specialties I feel are a foundation for education within the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The following outline is a base Curriculum and Syllabus for Big Island School, the New Earth Army and the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The bulk of this material comes from more than 20 years of personal experience and continuous improvement, trial, error and application from some of the most advanced training programs in the world. These include US Marine Corps Boot Camp and Infantry Training School, Outward Bound Wilderness School, the Alaska Airborne Rangers, Search and Rescue International and the New Earth Army. The bulk of this was field-tested in Alaska from 1982 until 2009 and in Hawaii from 1999 to present.
Each of the above training programs had within them the most basic and advanced proven strategies for developing and applying human potential in virtually any and all conditions and climates on Earth. Most of them also had flaws and other aspects that needed improvement or they simply needed to be omitted from the training, such as using fear, manipulation, control, or excessive mental, emotional, and physical stress and duress to execute or deliver the training.
So, this is a comprehensive yet concise outline that may be modified at any time and preferably continuously improved upon based upon practical application and feedback from the field.
Creating and implementing this curriculum involves research, development and application of the best-known ways to survive, live and thrive based upon indigenous wisdom and modern technology. This includes blending Huna Kapua (Kahuna Magick) with video, computer and telecommunications so that everyone has their basic needs met and the opportunity to engage in creative or productive work of their choosing. Below are some of the major Goals and Objectives of the Curriculum and Syllabus.
1.0 Hawaiian Sovereignty, Cultural Heritage and Indigenous way of life
2.0 Home Design / Construction / Maintenance
3.0 Food Production, Harvest & Distribution
4.0 Promoting & Supporting Local Business
5.0 Career Development: Education / Training / Placement / Multi-media
6.0 Renewable Technology: Solar / Wind / Water / Transportation / Communication
7.0 Outdoor Education: Skills / Travel / Activities / Documentary / Guiding
8.0 Waste Management: Composting / Recycling / Manufacturing
9.0 Weekly documentary production series featuring highlights of the above
10.0 Creating a model that may be shared with other sovereign nations and individuals.
Each of the above fits within the framework created by the 21 Principles of Sustainable Living Curriculum outline.
The outline below was/is called the 21 Principles of Sustainable Living. I created this outline initially in 1992 just after creating the non-profit organization Society for International Sustainable Development which I ran for ten years. It evolved to include hands-on training, and field experience available for all ages and skill levels.
21 Principles of Sustainable Living– divided into three main sections: Survival – Holistic Health – Sustainable Development
In relative order of priority (depending upon conditions, terrain, climate and location:
Basic & Advanced Survival
2.0 Holistic Health
3.0 Sustainable Development
3.1 Wilderness Adventure
3.2 Ecological Stewardship
3.3 Documentary Production
3.4 Higher Education
3.5 Deep Ecology
3.6 Economic Prosperity
3.7 The Great Mystery [see also Huna Kupua “Kahuna Magick”]
Each of the above outline elements then branches out into more detailed and involved field-training, hands-on experience and real-life application. Virtually every aspect of additional training, old or new, may fit within this framework.
Note: Giving attention to any one or more of these 21 Principles immediately begins to improve quality of life and sustained growth and change on multiple levels- particularly peace of mind, sense of purpose and fulfillment, and ability to serve others- for free or as an source of income. Long-term attention to the above areas leads to an ever-deepening connection to Self, Source, others and The Land.
“Do not seek what teachers teach. Seek what teachers seek.”
-Mequon Apache Principle via Medicine Chief Michael Snowleopard
The strategy is exploring, discovering, and sharing the beauty of nature and applying the wisdom of people for creating and sustaining a simple, holistic way of life anywhere on Earth.