To most Americans, Hawaii means ukuleles and native dancers, Waikiki and Diamond Head. Hawaii is a romantic image learned from travel posters and the movies, and much of it, surprisingly, is true. But Hawaii is more than that. The people who have come here from Polynesia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas have made it a crossroads culture and a testing ground for fundamental American principals.
Hawaii: The Aloha Sate, is a part of the Discover America Series. Hawaii celebrates the people and culture with beautiful images and engaging facts as well as describing the history, industry, environment, and sports that make this state unique.
Release on 1999-01-01 | by Linda K. Menton,Eileen Tamura
Author: Linda K. Menton,Eileen Tamura
A comprehensive and readable account of the history of Hawai'i presented in three chronological units: Unit 1, Pre-contact to 1900; Unit 2, 1900¿1945; Unit 3, 1945 to the present. Each unit contains chapters treating political, economic, social, and land history in the context of events in the United States and the Pacific Region. The student book features primary documents, political cartoons, stories and poems, graphs, a glossary, maps, and timelines. The activities, writing assignments, oral presentations, and simulations foster critical thinking.
In her reign as queen, Emma both helped Kamehameha IV prevent the extinction of the Hawaiian people during the end of colonial rule and dedicated much of her philanthropic efforts to Hawai'i's education and health care.
Release on 1974 | by Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert,Esther T. Mookini
Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert,Esther T. Mookini
Pubpsher: University of Hawaii Press
How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here to lend us their knowledge. And, whatever the fate of the Hawaiian language, the place names will endure. The first edition of Place Names of Hawaii contained only 1,125 entries. The coverage is expanded in the present edition to include about 4,000 entries, including names in English. Also, approximately 800 more names are included in this volume than appear in the second edition of the Atlas of Hawaii.