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All About Hawaii

State Facts

Hawaii was the 50th state to join the union. It became a state on August 21, 1959.

State facts about Hawaii

Capital - Honolulu

Abbreviation - HI

Nickname - Aloha State

Motto - "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono" - The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness

Song - Hawaii Ponoi - meaning Hawaii's Own

Bird - Nene - The Hawaiian Goose

Flower - Hibiscus

Insect -

Area - approximately 10,932 square miles

Websites for studying about Hawaii

Hawaii State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about Hawaii

Hawaiian Lei Craft

In Hawaii, residents celebrate Lei Day on May 1st. People give flower leis to each other. They put them around each other's necks and sometimes give a traditional kiss.

A to Z Kids Stuff - Hawaii

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - Hawaii

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on Hawaii

Mr. - Hawaii

Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of Hawaii resources.

Explore the States - Hawaii

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - Hawaii

Facts & Trivia about Hawaii - Hawaii

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in Hawaii

Awesome America - Hawaii

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about Hawaii.

Hawaii Map/Quiz Printout

Hawaii State Quarters Coloring Pages

In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.

Hawaii Virtual Field Trips

Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical ParkHonaunau, Hawaii

Virtual field trip onlineA Place of Refuge - Step back in time to a sanctuary of Hawaii's past where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. Ancient temples and ki'i (wooden images) whisper stories from the past. This place provided refuge to Hawaiians who came here. Today, the park continues as a sanctuary for visitors seeking a peaceful place and as a safe haven for all of the native wildlife living here.

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