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On August 21, 1959, President Eisenhower made Hawai’i Statehood official by signing the proclamation that welcomed Hawai’i as the 50th state of the union. He also unveiled the new fifty star flag.
Here, from EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” newsletter, are some sites for teaching about our 50th state.
- 50th Anniversary of Hawaii Statehood —Features perspectives concerning Statehood and island history. http://hawaii.gov/statehood/
- HawaiiHistory.org — Developed for anyone who wants to learn more about Hawaii or is interested in contributing to a broader understanding of our island home. http://www.hawaiihistory.org
- Hawaii @ 50States.com — Find Hawaii State symbols, capital, constitution, flags, maps, song, and more! http://www.50states.com/hawaii.htm
- Hawaii Alive — The Hawaii Alive project is a cooperative work led by the Bishop Museum to share from their collections, library and archives with the general public, especially teachers. It gathers resources to teach Hawaiian language, history and culture. http://www.hawaiialive.org
- USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) — Contains information about Kilauea, Mauna Loa, and other volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands; eruption reports, Volcano Watch articles, earthquakes, types of volcano activity. http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov
- Find Your Hawaiian Name —To find your name in Hawaiian, please type it in the space provided and press the find button. http://hawaiiannames.hisurf.com/
source: EduHound’s “Classroom Tools & Tips” newsletter. You can subscribe (or offer suggestions for topics, or share teaching templates) by contacting Judi Rajala at JRajala@eduhound.com
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