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Please note that with regard to lesson plans dealing with anthropology, archaeology, indigenous people, ancient civilizations, history, etc, there may be some cross-over and blurring of lines between the topics. For example, a lesson plan dealing with archaeology is automatically dealing with an anthropological subject. A lesson plan dealing with indigenous people is also automatically dealing with anthropology and any of them may, or may not, be dealing with history or ancient civilizations. While every attempt will be made to keep the topic lines as 'clean' as possible, be aware this may not always be possible.
Appropriate grade or age levels are included with the lesson plans.
The number of lesson plans available online for this topic is enormous. This site can not and does not index all lesson resources. That would be impossible, as sites appear and disappear with astonishing rapidity. The following provides some idea of what is available and will hopefully be a good starting point.
This page is a supplement to Hawaii Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.
Go to Hawaii Social Studies - Hawaii History - Capital City Honolulu, Hawaii - Hawaii Tourism - Hawaii Disasters - Hawaii Geography - Hawaii Lesson Plans - Hawaii Colleges and Universities
BlackDog's United States of America Coloring Book - Hawaii __ The youngest of students can have fun coloring a map of their state along with learning some interesting things about it. You will find a print out for this classroom activity. - From blackdog.net - http://www.blackdog.net/refrigerator/coloringbook/usa/hawaii.html
Eat Your State! Social Studies Lesson Plan... __ Students make an "edible" map of their state and its resources. When the lesson is over, let 'em munch away at their efforts. - From lessonplanspage.com - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSEatYourState-StateNaturalResourcesIdea24.htm
Hawaii Art and Its People: Art Lesson Plans
__ This is a lesson based on Hawaiian art forms. "This is a 12-week course that meets twice a week for 90 minutes per grade level.
(lessons can be adapted to fit your schedule..." - From princetonol.com - http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/middle/cathy-hawaii.htm
Hawaii Resources __ Here is a collection of lessons and activities as well as being a good overall resource for things Hawaiian. - From Hawaii Department of Education - http://www.k12.hi.us/~tlcf/marcopolo/curriculum/hawaiiresources.htm
Hawaii State Flag __ While not a lesson plan 'per se,' it would be an excellent basis for one to teach younger students about your state flag with descriptions, history, and much more. - From allstates-flag.com - http://allstates-flag.com/fotw/flags/us-hi.html
Hawaii State Study Unit __ "These state unit studies are designed to help children learn the geography of the United States and learn factual information about every state. These studies are great for children in the public and private education system as well as homeschooled children." You will find lessons, printables, activities, quizzes, maps, fun facts, and many other classroom activity items. - From About.com - http://homeschooling.about.com/cs/unitssubjgeog/a/sushi.htm
Hawaii! -- Teaching about the 50th State __ You will find forty project ideas with web-links about the state of Hawaii. Topics include coral reefs, volcanoes, statehood, celebrities, and more. - From education-world.com - http://www.education-world.com/a_lesson/lesson133.shtml
Hawaii Word Search __ Students find names of this state's cities on a printable puzzle - From thepotters.com - http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/hawaii.html
Honolulu Harbor: Its Past, Present, and Future __ "Students will be participants in an integrated unit of study based on the Honolulu Harbor. The unit will combine the elements of cultural appreciation, global awareness, environmental issues, and technology. Students will investigate and research how our island culture is tied to the Harbor's past and how our interdependence with others is tied to the Harbor's present. By learning about the Harbor's environment, students can project how the Harbor can be preserved for the future." goals, procedure and materials needed. - From Nuuanu School - http://www.nuuanu.k12.hi.us/nuuanuweb/harbors/historyrtcol.htm
KidZone Geography - United States Printables for various State Emblems: __ You will find class activity material for your state as well as all the others. These activities are for the earliest grade levels. - From kidzone - http://www.kidzone.ws/geography/usa/index.htm
Knowing Where You Are __ "Students research place names in their state and discover and analyze the varied sources of these place names." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduplace.com - http://www.eduplace.com/ss/act/knowing.html
Lesson Plans - Make State Maps With MapMachine __ A lesson that can be made Hawaii specific. "This lesson asks students to compare and contrast their state with another one using observations they make from National Geographic's MapMachine. They'll look at their own state's maps as the teacher creates them for the class, and they'll make their own maps of another state of their choice. They'll list their observations of the two states' maps then write paragraphs comparing and contrasting what they've seen." - Goals, procedure - From nationalgeographic.com - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/03/g35/exploremaps.html
Let Me Tell You About My State! __ "The purpose of this activity is to develop an awareness of the concepts of the United States through the Amateur Radio communication services. It provides an opportunity for the students to verbally interact information about their state. Comparing and collecting data about different cultures, current events, geography, history, government, natural resources, and climate conditions are examples of shared data. Students will be given the opportunity to interact with another student operator to exchange information. Verbal questioning skills, critical thinking skills and the growth of writing skills will be enhanced. Through sharing of information about ones' state, published reports will be written from the acquired data." Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/bz9ou
Mini Study of a State __ The students will learn to do research while comparing your state with one of the states of the U.S. They will be graded on information, drawing and art work, spelling and punctuation and neatness. Goals, procedure and materials needed. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8y9ks
State History Quiz Show __ This is a lesson plan which can be adopted for any state. It is fun as well as educational. Goals, procedure and materials. - From education-world.com - http://www.education-world.com/a_tsl/archives/02-1/lesson010.shtml
State Reports __ Students will use different types of resources (computer software, research books, etc.) to find the climate, landforms, natural resources, government officials, etc. of a specific state. In this case, yours. Goals, procedure and materials. - From eduref.org - http://tinyurl.com/8alyq
A Teacher's Guide to the Geology of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park __ Here you will find a collection of lesson plans with printable activities for teaching about plate tectonics, volcanic landforms, the Kilauea volcano, and more. - From Hawaii Natural History Association - http://volcano.und.nodak.edu/vwdocs/vwlessons/atg.html
US template __ Print out this template for your students to create a state brochure as a class activity. - From North Canton City Schools - http://tinyurl.com/8yqbn