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Hawaiian Luau Lesson. In order to appreciate a Hawaiian luau, it helps to know a little bit about the geography, history, culture, and food of the Hawaiian islands. . Geography of Hawaii. Geographical Facts about Hawaii.

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Hawaiian luau lesson

Hawaiian Luau Lesson


Hawaiian luau lesson

In order to appreciate a Hawaiian luau, it helps to know a little bit about the geography, history,culture,and foodof the Hawaiian islands.


Geography of hawaii

Geography of Hawaii


Geographical facts about hawaii

Geographical Facts about Hawaii

  • Hawaii is the only state that is not part of the North American continent.

  • It is the world's longest island chain.

  • The eight main islands of Hawaii are Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe.

  • Honolulu is the state capital and the largest city.

  • Hawaii is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean.


Hawaiian luau lesson

See if you can locate the eight main islands of Hawaii -- Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe.


Hawaiian luau lesson

See if you can locate the two active volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, on the island of Hawaii?


Volcanoes

Volcanoes

  • Hawaii is actually a chain of 132 islands, each of which is the top of a submerged volcanic mountain.

  • Mauna Loa pours out lava on the average of once every four years,

  • Lava flows from Kilauea about once every seven years.


Hawaiian luau lesson

  • In some places, large rocks of lava protrude from the water along the shore.

  • Some beaches are covered with black sand, formed when molten lava met the ocean.


Hawaiian luau lesson

  • Some of the coastline is comprised of tall cliffs rising straight up from the waters edge.

  • Mount Waialeale is the rainiest spot on earth, averaging 460 inches of rain a year, and contributing to this island's nickname; the Garden Island.

  • The valley between these two mountain ranges consists of a fertile, rolling plain and support many sugar and pineapple plantations.

  • Lana`i: Is Pineapple growing country, with 98% of the land owned by the makers of Dole pineapple products.


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