Hawaii Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 4


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SS.4.1.1

Describe both change and continuity of aspects of Hawaiian culture (including religion, land use, and social systems)

SS.4.2.1

Categorize sources of information as primary or secondary and as providing historical fact or opinion

SS.4.3.1

Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians

SS.4.3.10

Describe how significant people, including those of legend (including Papa and Wakea, Pele, and Pa'ao) affected precontact Hawaii

SS.4.3.2

Explain the history of Hawaiis early economy

SS.4.3.3

Describe the cultural contributions of different groups to the development of Hawaii

SS.4.3.4

Describe the theories of early migrations from parts of Polynesia to Hawaii, including migration myths and legends

SS.4.3.5

Identify reasons that early explorers, settlers, and immigrants came to Hawaii (including the influence of Paao) or the Polynesian region and describe what their lives and experiences were like

SS.4.3.6

Illustrate patterns and changes in population in Hawaii over a period of time

SS.4.3.7

Describe the interactions (including economic exchanges and wars) among different cultural and ethnic groups in early Hawaii

SS.4.3.8

Explain the evolution of Hawaii state government

SS.4.3.9

Place key events in pre-contact Hawaiian history in chronological order (including volcanic origins, migrations, and Captain Cooks arrival)

SS.4.4.1

Evaluate the kapu system in the context of the time

SS.4.5.1

Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of each class in pre-contact Hawaii

SS.4.6.1

Explain how language, traditional lore, music, dance, artifacts, traditional practices, beliefs, values, and behaviors are elements of culture and contribute to the preservation of culture

SS.4.6.2

Describe how individuals or groups deal with conflict, cooperation, and interdependence within the ahupuaa

SS.4.6.3

Describe the changes in Hawaiian culture through contact The student: with Westerners

SS.4.7.1

Identify the major geographic characteristics and demographics of the pre-contact Hawaiian archipelago, including its relative location to other major land masses

SS.4.7.2

Collect, organize, and analyze data to interpret and construct geographic representations

SS.4.7.3

Analyze the consequences of human modification of the The student: physical environment in Hawaii using geographic representations (including loi kalo and loko ia)

SS.4.8.1

Describe the economic interdependence among those living in the ahupuaa