Are you ready to learn all about the famed Hawaiian Olympic Gold Medalist and Father of Surfing DUKE KAHANAMOKU?
Duke was an amazing athlete, friend, and an inspiration to many. To help you learn more about Duke, we’ve developed a week of free lesson plans as well as some activities for your use. They're all included in our free downloads here!
If you’d like a fun introduction to Duke’s life that will be engaging and authentic, you can grab our Duke Kahanamoku full of direct quotes, facts about his life, and stories about swimming and surfing. You can get snail mail letter here or the instant digital download version here.
If you'd love a book or two to help you learn more about Duke or his beloved Hawaii, we have you covered!
Surfer of the Century written by Ellie Crowe and illustrated by Richard Waldrep
Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku by David Davis
Ohana Means Family written by Ilima Loomis and illustrated by Kenard Pak
A is for Aloha written by U’ilani Goldsberry and illustrated by Tammy Yee
Practice the sports that Duke loved by going swimming, heading to the beach, and surfing! You can also watch the Summer Olympics any time it rolls around to see how champion athletes like Duke swim through the water a lightning fast speeds!
One Week with Duke Kahanamoku
How would you like to spend an entire week learning all about Duke Kahanamoku? We have you covered with free printable activities and a week of lesson plans! Download our free printable activities and hyperlinked lesson plans here or simply use the links below.
Day 1: Aloha Duke!
Read the Heritage Letter from Duke Kahanamoku
Day 2: Duke the Hawaiian
Day 3: Duke the Olympian
Day 4: Duke the Surfer
Day 5: Duke the Ambassador
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