So, as I was making this Hawaii unit study I discovered I’m terrible at spelling Hawaiian. I can spell the base state name, but Hawaiian, I kept forgetting the third a. Oh the travails of a homeschool Mom. In other news, my kids loved this homeschool geography unit because of the recipe we tried. We’ve made it several times since the first time we made it.
Books for our Hawaii unit study
Right about the time I was looking up books for our Hawaii unit study our library was changing their online catalog, so I got to learn how to use the silly thing. I’m not entirely convinced I like the new system, but that might just be me.
Dog of the Sea Waves– A fun fictionalized account of how Hawaii was discovered years ago by the Hawaiian natives. On one possible way, either way my kids quite enjoyed the story of five brothers.
Dumpling Soup– I love books like this that are just a “day in the life” for studying geography
Georgia in Hawaii– Sadly I never came up with a great activity to do with this, but it would have made a great artist study
Hawaii’s Road to Statehood– Sadly when I went by the library this one was checked out, I bet it would have been an interesting read.
Luka’s Quilt– I loved this look into Hawaiian handicrafts
Magnificent Voyage– I love stories of explorers, so I had great fun checking this out.
The Last Princess– Sadly this book too was checked out, because I find the idea of Hawaiian royalty fascinating.
Hawaii Unit Study: lapbook and notebooking pages
We did this Hawaii unit study when I was in one of those “I don’t know quite what to do” moods. So, this was a fairly tame unit study for us.
Hawaii notebooking pages (I’m going to move these pages over to the subscriber freebie, so make sure to sign up over in the side bar).
In this picture, you can see the Dangers of Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, animals of Hawaii, Hawaiian folktales, and Hawaiian handicrafts mini-book (which was glued in wrong). You can also see our volcano mini-book.
Since we did a big volcano unit last year we opted not to repeat it this year, or I should say I opted because the kids wanted to do it again.
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This is what the Hawaiian handicrafts book looks like when opened, we made a quilt and a lei. I had many discussions with my kids on what is okay for these projects, I did not necessarily win.