Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii! Presented by: Lindsey S., Breanne S., and Emily W.
A Short Introduction <ul><li>Hawaii consists of 8 main islands, but overall, there are 132 islands! </li></ul><ul><li>Hawa...
Let’s have a Luau <ul><li>Many people have heard of the Hawaiian luaus and have been to luau-themed parties, but what does...
Religious Beliefs <ul><li>Hawaii has several gods, and most of them have to do with nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The main god...
Common Instruments
The Hula <ul><li>Form of dance revived by King David Kalakaua in 1821. </li></ul><ul><li>In ancient times, the chants were...
Traditional Costumes <ul><li>Pau’u Skirt </li></ul>Traditional skirts are made from leaves of the tapa plant. They are not...
Traditional Food <ul><li>Poi </li></ul>
Resources for Children <ul><li>Disney’s Lilo and Stitch Movie </li></ul><ul><li>A is for Aloha (Hawaiian Alphabet Book) </...
Resources <ul><li>It’s My State: Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>A is for Aloha </li></ul><ul><li>Hawai’I </li></ul><ul><li>Volca...
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Polynesian Music

  1. 1. Aloha! Welcome to Hawaii! Presented by: Lindsey S., Breanne S., and Emily W.
  2. 2. A Short Introduction <ul><li>Hawaii consists of 8 main islands, but overall, there are 132 islands! </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii is associated with the Polynesians and is often categorized with other islands of similar cultures. </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii became part of the US in 1959. </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii used to have Kings and Queens! The last, and first, queen was Queen Lili’uokalani. </li></ul><ul><li>Hawaii has no ethnic majority! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Let’s have a Luau <ul><li>Many people have heard of the Hawaiian luaus and have been to luau-themed parties, but what does an authentic luau consist of? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When guests arrive, a lei (necklace of flowers) is placed around their neck as a symbol of affection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The feast is eaten while seated on the ground. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luaus began around the rule of King Kamehameha II </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally, women and men ate separately, but these laws were abolished around 1819. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Luaus are named after the main dish of the feast, which is called luau (chicken wrapped in a large leaf). </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Religious Beliefs <ul><li>Hawaii has several gods, and most of them have to do with nature. </li></ul><ul><li>The main god, Ku, is the god of war. </li></ul><ul><li>The main goddess is called Pele. She is the goddess of fire and lava. The ancient Hawaiians believed that she is the cause of lava and creation of the islands. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They also believed that she required human sacrifices. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Common Instruments
  6. 6. The Hula <ul><li>Form of dance revived by King David Kalakaua in 1821. </li></ul><ul><li>In ancient times, the chants were the main importance and focus of the hula, however, the movements now hold most of the meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two main forms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1) Kahiko </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2) Auana (form most commonly viewed by public) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Traditional Costumes <ul><li>Pau’u Skirt </li></ul>Traditional skirts are made from leaves of the tapa plant. They are not the typical grass skirts that you see at parties with a luau theme. During the hula, leis are worn on the head and shoulders. Anklets, or kupea, are worn and made of dog-teeth or whale bone
  8. 8. Traditional Food <ul><li>Poi </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources for Children <ul><li>Disney’s Lilo and Stitch Movie </li></ul><ul><li>A is for Aloha (Hawaiian Alphabet Book) </li></ul><ul><li>Hawai’I </li></ul><ul><li>Volcano Books (Shows how islands formed) </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing Book (Has a How-to Draw for the state bird, tree, and much more!) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>It’s My State: Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>A is for Aloha </li></ul><ul><li>Hawai’I </li></ul><ul><li>Volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>How to Draw Hawaii’s Sights and Symbols </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/hacul/hula.htm </li></ul>

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