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Skills available for Hawaii seventh-grade social studies standards

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Historical Understanding


  • 3 Understand important historical events in the Pacific region

    • European Contact and Colonization

      • SS.7PI.3.1 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

      • SS.7PI.3.2 Analyze conflicting beliefs, values, and norms of the indigenous populations and the European explorers/settlers and explain the impact of those differences

    • Government

      • SS.7PI.3.3 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

      • SS.7PI.3.4 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

    • United States and The Pacific Islands

      • SS.7PI.3.5 Describe the cultural and political relationship between the United States and one of the Pacific Islands, including interactions between the two

    • Contemporary Issues in The Pacific Islands

      • SS.7PI.3.6 Examine current issues or problems facing contemporary Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and propose solutions to them based on research

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

    • Cultural Diversity and Unity

      • SS.7PI.6.1 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


  • 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

    • World in Spatial Terms

    • Human and Physical Characteristics in Spatial Terms

      • SS.7PI.7.2 Describe demographic patterns and how they affect places

      • SS.7PI.7.3 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