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Skills available for Hawaii fifth-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understanding


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

    • American Democracy

      • SS.5.4.1 Explain how colonial governments were based on key principles underlying American democracy (including social contract, majority rule, and equality of opportunity)

      • SS.5.4.2 Explain how participation in American democracy has changed since the 18th century

        • Describes who was allowed to vote in the 18th century and who is allowed to vote today.

  • 5 Understand roles, rights (personal, economic, political), and responsibilities of American citizens and exercise them in civic action

Cultural Anthropology

  • 6 Understand culture as a system of beliefs, knowledge, and practices shared by a group and understand how cultural systems change over time

    • Cultural Inquiry

      • SS.5.6.1 Compare the views of Native Americans and Europeans regarding the relationship between humans and the land

        • Analyzes how Europeans believed in private property rights and how Native Americans saw land as a resource to be shared by all.


  • 7 Use geographic representations to organize, analyze, and present information on people, places, and environments and understand the nature and interaction of geographic regions and societies around the world