Hawaii Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 11

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Examine the relationship between cultural traditions and the larger societies in the cases of Confucianism in China, Buddhism in Asia, Christianity in Europe, Hinduism in India, and Islam in the Muslim world


Describe the role of secret alliances and nationalism in triggering the outbreak of World War I and the effort to prevent future wars by the establishment of the League of Nations


Explain the rise of fascist governments, emergence of communism, and the global effects of the Great Depression


Examine the significant events, technological developments, and turning points of World War II, including the German invasion of Poland, Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, DDay, the American bombing of Japan, the Rape of Nanjing, and the Holocaust


Describe post-World War II nationalist and independence movements in India, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Kenya


Explain major political developments of the post-war era, including the establishment of the United Nations, the creation of Israel, and the Cold War


Describe revolutionary movements from 1945-1989, including the Chinese communist revolution, the Algerian revolution, and the Cuban revolution


Examine the significant effects of technological developments and biological exchanges in the contemporary world


Examine critical human rights issues in the contemporary world


Examine the effects of global interactions in pre-modern times, including the Mongol conquests, the Crusades, and technological, biological, and commercial exchanges


Explain the impact of the exploratory and commercial expeditions in the 15th and 16th century, including the voyages of Zheng He, Vasco da Gama, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, James Cook, and European voyages to North America


Explain the effects of global exchanges in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa, including the spread of food crops and diseases, the exchange of trade goods, and migrations of peoples (forced and voluntary)


Examine the political structure in major world regions, including Qing China at the time of the Kangxi emperor, Japan at the time of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the Ottoman Empire at the time of Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Hapsburg Empire at the time of Charles V


Examine the major developments in European cultural and intellectual history, including the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution


Compare the causes and effects of the early modern democratic revolutions, including the American Revolution, French Revolution, Haitian Revolution, and South American revolutions


Describe the socio-economic impact of the industrial revolution


Explain the ideological and economic interests that drove European, American, and Japanese imperialism in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific


Compare the features of republican and absolutist governments that emerged in 17th century Europe


Trace changing political boundaries under the influence of European imperialism


Use tools and methods of geographers to understand changing views of world regions


Explain how the exchange rate affects trade, imports, exports, and the economy of a nation


Describe the distribution of the worlds resources as it affects international economic relationships


Describe how the determinants of demand (i.e., income, substitutes, complements, number of buyers, tastes, expectations) affect the price and availability of goods and services


Describe how the determinants of supply (i.e., price and availability of inputs, technology, government regulation, number of sellers) affect the price and availability of goods and services