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Hawaii Photo Tour and Lesson


Hawaii is located in the Pacific Ocean southwest of the continental United States. It is made up of hundreds of islands, but there are only eight main islands. All of the Hawaiian Islands were created by volcanoes. Hawaii is a beautiful state with warm weather, clean beaches, and pretty flowers. It is a popular vacation destination for tourists from around the world. People who live in Hawaii are called Hawaiian.   (3 pages)

Waikiki Beach on Oahu Island in Hawaii

Where is Hawaii located?

  • It is located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.

  • It is 1,988 miles southwest of the mainland of the United States.

  • Hawaii became the United States' 50th state in 1959.


Rainbow Falls on the Big Island

What is Hawaii famous for?

  • It is famous for beautiful beaches, waterfalls, sunny weather.

  • The temperature in Hawaii is about 85 degrees during the day.

  • This waterfall is on the Big Island.

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