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Hawaii

"Hawaii" is a children's song, sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic".

Hawaii is a group of islands formed by volcanic activity.
Honolulu is Hawaii's capital city.
In 1959, Hawaii became America's 50th state.
It's tropical climate and tranquil waters make Hawaii great!

Bonus activity: Explain to children that, in spite of its beautiful beaches, Hawaii is 
home to Kilauea, the world's most active volcano. Ask children if they would enjoy 
living in Hawaii. Why or why not?

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  1. Date: 4/6/2011 7:25:00 PM

    i remember the day i was 16 years old. this is a great write

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 9:19:00 AM

    Hawaii is paradise Cherie and wonderful words to explain this 50th State... my husband and I were there last year on vacation to see friends who live on Oahu and it was super marvelous... great activity ...

  1. Date: 4/4/2011 8:40:00 AM

    Very informative as always, Cherie. We are planning a trip during the spring back to hawaii