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August 2002

Hawaii Admissions Day

The admission of Hawaii as the 50th state, on August 21, 1959, was a landmark event for the United States. Hawaii is 6,450 square miles and has a population of just over 1 million people. The state bird is the Nene goose (an endangered species), and the state fish is the Humuhumunukunukuapua'a! (Are your students ready to pronounce that?) Join Education World as we look at this unique state!


Happy Anniversary, Hawaii! -- 40 Ways to Teach the 50th State
Hawaii celebrates its anniversary of statehood on August 21! Take a tour of this exotic state, examine its wildlife, creep to the volcano's edge, and discover the wealth of culture and diversity that isolation can bring. Aloha!

Journey to New Worlds: Exploration of Space and Hawaiian Voyaging
Since the dawn of Earth's civilizations, Polynesian voyagers have navigated the vast Pacific. Today's modern navigators maneuver small ships through the limitless stretches of space. Explore and compare the similarities and differences between these two unique types of navigators

Volcanoes: Nature's Explosive Spectacles!
The Hawaiian Islands are a product of volcanic activity. Education World features ten lesson plans to teach about this explosive topic!

It's No 'Wonder' Kids Love These Books!
World of Wonders, a series by Spencer Christian of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America", uses amazing stories and fascinating facts to introduce the science behind natural phenomena. (Many of which are found in Hawaii !)

Tracking Sea Turtles: Lessons in Saving an Endangered Species
Put on your scuba gear and grab your camera -- we're going on an undersea adventure! Endangered sea turtles are in need of our attention, and the Internet offers some great activities for learning about sea turtles -- and even tracking their movements! Are you ready to make some turtle "trax"? ( Hawaii is home to the Pacific Green Sea Turtle!)

Each week, Education World's Great Sites for Teaching About ... page highlights Web sites to help educators work timely themes into their lessons. Internet educator Walter McKenzie selected this week's sites, which are among the best on the Web for teaching about Hawaii.

An Ocean of Activities!
Surf's up! This week, Education World offers ten lessons that offer students the opportunity to explore the largest bodies of water on Earth: oceans! (Hawaii is comprised of 4,508 miles of ocean!)


Database Resources

* History : Hawaii
* Social Sciences : Hawaii
* Regional Resources : Hawaii


* Make a Volcano!
* Origami Whale


* Hear The Whales Sing!


* Hawaiian Recipes Page
* Haupia (Coconut Pudding)
* A Fun Hawaiian Luau!


* Lesson Plans For Teachers (Hawaii)
* Hawaii No Ka Oi
* Shark Cam From The Waikiki Aquarium


* Do you know where the Hawaiian islands are?
* Learn Hawaiian!
* Hawaiian Recreation Games People Played


* Hawaiian Images
* Niele Hawaiian Girl Graphics