State (August 21, 1959), Group of volcanic islands in
the central Pacific Ocean U.S.
State Abbreviation: HI
Nickname: Aloha State
Origin of Name: Possibly from "Havaiki" or
"Hawaiki," which according to legend was the name of the
original homeland of the Polynesians.
Putumayo Kids Presents: Hawaiian Playground
Playful island tunes.
Enjoy lively upbeat tunes of Hawaii. Be transported to the warm tropical islands as you listen to delightful voices and the music of ukuleles and slide guitars. A colorful and warming CD for children and adults.
Things to Know
English and Hawaiian are official languages. English is the main language spoken in the Hawaiian Islands. Most residents of Hawaii speak English. It is commonly used by the state, business', and schools.
Hawaii is the southernmost U.S. state and the only state made up of islands. Ka Lae on the island of Hawaii is the southern most point of the USA.
How did the Hawaiian Islands form?
Mount Waialeale on Kauai is the wettest place on earth. It receives
annually 460 inches of rain.
Loa located on the island of Hawaii is the largest volcano on Earth.
There are wet caves and sea caves in Hawaii.
Hawaii The Islands of Life
The Nature Conservancy
Hawaii's Plants & Wildlife
Hawaii's Native Birds
Agriculture in Hawaii (sugarcane, pineapple, macadamia nuts and coffee)
Farmland covers about 40% of Hawaii.
Butterflies of Hawaii
Variety of butterflies in Hawaii.
In 1778, the Hawaiian Islands were discovered by Captain
James Cook and renamed the "Sandwich Islands" after the Earl
Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch (1881-1893) of the Hawaiian islands..
The State of Hawaii is comprised of eight major islands: Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Moloka, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niiahu. 75% of
Hawaii's people live on Oahu. Hawaii was originally ruled by Polynesian monarchs before it became a republic in 1894.
Major Rivers: Wailuku River (on the island of Hawaii), Anahulu River (on the island of Oahu)
Barack Obama, 44th U.S. President
Kaahumanu (1772?-1832) Hawaiian queen
Kamehameha I first Hawaiian king
Kamehameha V last of the dynasty
Liliuokalani (1838 - 1917) queen, last Hawaiian monarch
Onizuka (1946-1986) astronaut
Merlin Tuttle mammalogist
Corals and Coral Reefs
Information about corals and how to grow your own coral.
Coral Reef Fish Coloring Pages
Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book
Information and pictures about the Pacific Coral Reef.
Understanding Volcanoes-Make a volcano (k-5)
Unit Grade 5
The ukulele originated in the 19th Century as a Hawaiian interpretation of small Portuguese guitar-like instruments.
Things to Do
Have a Hawaiian Luau
Hawaii Color Pages
Things to Do-Other Sites
The only royal palace in the USA.
Can you find the answers to these questions on animals in Hawaii.
The Division of Forestry & Wildlife developed a wetland poster that is printable.
Geographic: Pearl Harbor
Multimedia Map and Time Line: Photos, footage,
firsthand accounts, and narration bring the attack to life-moment by
moment, target by target.
At Pearl Harbor, 1941
Eyewitness account from a sailor onboad the USS Arizona (be careful
there are some gory parts)
in History: Air Raid on Pearl Harbor
The attack on Pearl Harbor an event from American history is
illustrated by digitized items from the Library of Congress American
Memory historic collections.
Hawaii State Flag
Things To Do-Other Sites
Read about the Hawaii State Quarter and print out the color page.
Many crossword puzzles about Hawaii to print and do
Hawaiian Tree Snail
Print and fold an origami Hawaiian Tree Snail
Aloha Shirt Origami
your Hawaiian name!
The Hawaiian alphabet has only 12 letters: a, e, h, i, k, l, m, n, o,
p, u, w. Learn what your name is in Hawaiian and how to pronounce it.
Tongue -- Learn some Hawaiian
Contains audio and a glossary of the Hawaiian language.
Tour around the islands.
Stories To Read
Mythology and Legends
Happy Face Spider is found only on the islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii.