Hawaii Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 7

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Analyze both change and continuity during unification and the monarchy period


Explain the events (including warfare and land control), people (including Kamehameha, Kekuhaupio, Kalaniopuu, Kiwalao, Keoua, Keawemauhili, Kahekili, Kalanikupule, Davies, and Young), and ideas (including foreign advisors, weaponry, and strategies) that led to the unification of the Hawaiian Islands


Describe the effects of unification on the Hawaiian Islands (including establishment of monarchy, peaceful rule of Kamehameha, Mamala Hoe Kanawai, organization of government, and rebuilding of resources


Explain reasons foreigners (including explorers, whalers, traders, and missionaries) came to Hawaii and explain the political (including change in government and roles/power of leaders), social (including the decline of Hawaiian population, Christianity, the establishment of churches/schools, and end of kapu system) and economic (including the rise of mercantilism) impact on Hawaii The student: Describes the coming of foreigners and missionaries to Hawaii, including the reasons for them coming and the effects they had on Hawaii. RUBR


Describe the development of the sugar industry in Hawaii (including the fall of whaling, demand/production of sugar, and plantations) and the economic, social, and political effects it had on Hawaii (including the interest of American businessmen, establishment of Big 5, 1848 Mahele, and immigration of contract laborers)


Describe the coming of early immigrant groups (including Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese) to Hawaii as contract laborers, their experience in the plantation system, aspects of their culture that was brought with them (including beliefs, knowledge, and/or practices), and the relationships that developed between themselves as well as others (including inequities on the job, cultural diffusion, and/or assimilation)


Describe the Mahele of 1848, why it came about, and the social, political, economic effect it had on native Hawaiians and others


Analyze the roles of significant individuals (including King David Kalakaua, Robert Wilcox, Queen Liliuokalani, Sanford B. Dole, Lorrin A. Thurston, and Minister Stevens) and groups (including Annexationist/Committee of Public Safety, Aloha Aina, and American businessmen) and their involvement in the Overthrow


Analyze the relationship between economic activities, their location, and the physical characteristics of a given place (including businesses, plantations, and trading)


Explain how prices and products (including sandalwood, whales, and sugar) were affected by the interactions between producers in Hawaii and global buyers in this era


Describe how trade between Hawaii and other countries is affected by regulations


Explain why foreigners (including explorers, traders, whalers, and missionaries) came to Oceania and examine the resultant political (including colonization), social (including decline of population and demise of culture), and economic (including trade and diminishing resources) impact on the indigenous people


Analyze conflicting beliefs, values, and norms of the indigenous populations and the European explorers/settlers and explain the impact of those differences


Trace the development/evolution of government systems in Oceania from pre-contact to present (including colonization, protectorate, trust territory, territory, commonwealth, self-governing, free-association, and independent) and explain the effects of the changes


Analyze the roles and responsibilities of contemporary governments (including monarchy, free association, trust territory and independence) in the Pacific Islands and how they are similar or different


Describe the cultural and political relationship between the United States and one of the Pacific Islands, including interactions between the two


Examine current issues or problems facing contemporary Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and propose solutions to them based on research


Compare conditions and motivations that contribute to conflict, cooperation, or interdependence among the islands of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia or between the islands and the United States


Use geographic representations such as maps or models to explain population distribution and the physical and human characteristics of places in Oceania, including landforms, natural resources, climate, river, lakes, bridges, dams, roads, and buildings


Describe demographic patterns and how they affect places


Analyze important economic activities and explain the relationship between these activities and the physical (including natural resources, land forms, and waterways) and human (including bridges, canals, and roads) characteristics of places in Oceania