Hawaii Learning Standards for Social Studies — Grade 9


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SS.9MHH.1.1

Describe the multiple social, political, and economic causes and effects of change in modern Hawaii

SS.9MHH.3.1

Explain the political, social, and economic causes of the Overthrow, including the Mahele, Reciprocity Treaty, and the Bayonet Constitution

SS.9MHH.3.2

Describe the role of the United States government in the Overthrow, including the various United States administrations and Minister John Stevens

SS.9MHH.3.3

Explain the events and turning points of the Overthrow, beginning with the foreign movement against Kalakaua, Liliuokalanis attempts to change the Bayonet Constitution, and her abdication from the throne

SS.9MHH.3.4

Explain the political, social, and economic effects of the Overthrow, including U.S. military presence, the Organic Act, the Territorial government, and Statehood

SS.9MHH.3.5

Describe the political, social and economic effects of the plantation system on life in Hawaii, including ethnic tension, the evolution of Hawaii pidgin English, the school system, and the establishment of labor unions

SS.9MHH.3.6

Examine and explain features of plantation life in Hawaii in the 20th century, including contract labor and the perquisite system

SS.9MHH.3.7

Identify events leading to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and describe its effects in Hawaii, such as the role of the U.S. military and anti-Japanese sentiments (including the internment camps and 442nd)

SS.9MHH.3.8

Trace the development of the platforms of political parties after World War II to the present

SS.9MHH.3.9

Analyze significant contemporary issues that influence present day Hawaii, such as the Hawaiian Renaissance, the sovereignty movement, current land issues, and the influx of new immigrant groups

SS.9MHH.4.1

Explain how governments acquire, use, and justify power, including how limited governments differ from unlimited ones

SS.9PD.3.1

Describe how ideas of the Enlightenment influenced the American political system

SS.9PD.3.2

Describe how historical events and ideas have influenced American constitutional democracy

SS.9PD.3.3

Describe how historical challenges to the Constitution over time have resulted in new interpretations of free speech, free press, privacy, civil rights, and voting rights

SS.9PD.4.1

Explain how governments derive authority

SS.9PD.4.2

Describe how the American Constitution embodies the principles of rule of law, popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, and limited government

SS.9PD.4.3

Assess the extent to which the American values of common good, equality of opportunity, and individual rights have been realized

SS.9PD.5.1

Explain the rights, duties, and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy and the relationship between them

SS.9PD.5.2

Investigate how citizens can monitor and advocate for a local, state, or national issue

SS.9PD.5.3

Compare the characteristics of major political parties based upon the philosophy, platform, and support base

SS.9PD.5.4

Explain the role of a citizen in the electoral process

SS.9PD.5.5

Demonstrate the role of a citizen in civic action by selecting a problem, gathering information, proposing a solution, creating an action plan, and showing evidence of implementation

SS.9PD.8.1

Describe the economic functions of government, including providing public goods and services, maintaining competition, redistributing income, correcting for externalities, and stabilizing the economy

SS.9PD.8.2

Explain how people, individually and collectively, participate in the U.S. economy

SS.9PD.8.3

Evaluate the degree to which the Unite