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Skills available for Hawaii fourth-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understanding

  • 1 Understand change and/or continuity and cause and/or effect in history

    • Historical Change and Continuity

      • SS.4.1.1 Describe both change and continuity of aspects of Hawaiian culture (including religion, land use, and social systems)

  • 2 Use the tools and methods of inquiry, perspective, and empathy to explain historical events with multiple interpretations and judge the past on its own terms

    • Historical Perspectives and Interpretations


  • 3 Understand the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in pre-contact Hawaiian history

    • Early Hawaiian Society

      • SS.4.3.1 Explain the origins and culture of early Hawaiians

      • SS.4.3.2 Explain the history of Hawaii's early economy

      • SS.4.3.3 Describe the cultural contributions of different groups to the development of Hawaii

    • Exploration, Migration, and Settlement

      • 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 Pa'ao) 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

    • Hawaiian State Government

      • SS.4.3.8 Explain the evolution of Hawaii state government

    • Events in Hawaiian History

      • SS.4.3.9 Place key events in pre-contact Hawaiian history in chronological order (including volcanic origins, migrations, and Captain Cook's arrival)

      • SS.4.3.10 Describe how significant people, including those of legend (including Papa and Wakea, Pele, and Pa'ao) affected pre-contact Hawaii

Political Science/Civics

  • 4 Understand the purpose and historical impact of political institutions, the principles and values of American constitutional democracy, and the similarities and differences in government across cultural perspectives

    • Governance, Power, and Authority

      • SS.4.4.1 Evaluate the kapu system in the context of the time

  • 5 Understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of the Ali'i, Kahuna, Maka'ainana and Kaua classes and how they participated in civic life

    • Rights and Responsibilities

      • SS.4.5.1 Describe the roles, rights, and responsibilities of each class in pre-contact Hawaii

Cultural Anthropology



  • 8 Understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems

    • Economic Interdependence

      • SS.4.8. Describe the economic interdependence among those living in the 'ahupua'a