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Skills available for Hawaii seventh-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.7HHK.1.1 Analyze both change and continuity during unification and the monarchy period

  • 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


  • 3 Understand important historical events in the history of the Hawaii Kingdom

    • Unification

      • SS.7HHK.3.1 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

      • SS.7HHK.3.2 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)

    • Foreigners and Missionaries

      • SS.7HHK.3.3 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

    • Sugar and Plantations

      • SS.7HHK.3.4 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).

      • SS.7HHK.3.5 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)

    • Mahele

      • SS.7HHK.3.6 Describe the Mahele of 1848, why it came about, and the social, political, economic effect it had on native Hawaiians and others

    • Overthrow

      • SS.7HHK.3.7 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

Political Science/Civics

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


  • 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

    • Human and Physical Characteristics in Spatial Terms

      • SS.7HHK.7.1 Analyze the relationship between economic activities, their location, and the physical characteristics of a given place (including businesses, plantations, and trading)


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

    • Role and Function of markets

      • SS.7HHK.8.1 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

    • International Economics