NOV
07
2012

Road Trip USA: Hawaii

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Hawaii is comprised of a chain of 132 islands. After several attempts Hawaii was finally named the 50th state of the U.S. on August 21, 1959. It is nicknamed “The Aloha State” which is the Hawaiian word for “hello”. It is the southernmost state in the U.S. and is also home of the world’s most active volcano, Kilauea on Mauna Loa. Here are some of the things we learned about this week: Located Hawaii on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Honolulu, HI using the map coordinates. Worked on our 50 States and Capitals song Learned about the state and it’s flag State Bird: Nene Goose State Fish: The humuhumunukunukuapua'a (pronounced: hoo-moo-hoo-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-auhp-oo-ah-ah) also known as the Reef Triggerfish State Flower: Hibiscus State Insect: Kamehameha Butterfly State Landmarks: Pikes Peak, Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Mesa Verde National Park. Food: The Dole Pineapple Plantation Here is my white board for the week, we … [Read more...]