Hawaii -- School-age
State Abbreviation: HI
50th State (August 21, 1959), Group of volcanic islands in the central Pacific Ocean U.S.
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.
Motto: Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka Aina I Ka Pono (The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness)
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.
Hawaii The Islands of Life
The Nature Conservancy
Mount Waialeale on Kauai is the wettest place on earth. It receives annually 460 inches of rain.
Mauna Loa located on the island of Hawaii is the largest volcano on Earth.
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)
Kamehameha: The Boy Who Became A Warrior King
by Ellie Crowe
An award winning book with gorgeous artwork that tells the story of Hawaii's first king, this book chronicles the life of King Kamehameha I from childhood to his ascension to becoming one of Hawaii s greatest kings.
Hawaii's Coral Reefs Lesson Unit Grade 4
A hands-on guide to Hawaii’s Coral Reef ecosystem.
Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book (pdf) Information and pictures about the Pacific Coral Reef.
Coral Reef Activity Book (pdf)
Volcano Lesson Plans
The ukulele originated in the 19th Century as a Hawaiian interpretation of small Portuguese guitar-like instruments.
Attack At Pearl Harbor, 1941
Eyewitness account from a sailor onboad the USS Arizona (be careful there are some gory parts)
Today 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.
Story of Hawaii Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)
Color beautiful pictures and learn the history of Hawaii.
Sites to See
Hawaii State Quarter
Read about the Hawaii State Quarter and print out the color page
Many crossword puzzles about Hawaii to print and do.