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Skills available for Hawaii eighth-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

    • Governance, Power and Authority

    • Global Cooperation, Conflict, and Interdependence

      • SS.8.4.2 Explain United States foreign policy as reflected in the Monroe Doctrine

      • SS.8.4.3 Describe the influences of America on other nations and/or organizations and vice versa (including French and Spanish interests at the start of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the impact of the Indian removals)

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

    • Citizenship and Participation

      • SS.8.5.1 Explain the responsibilities of citizens in a representative democracy

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


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

    • Limited Resources and Choice

      • SS.8.8.1 Explain productivity in terms of output per worker, hour, machine, or unit of land, and its effects on standards of living in 18th and/or 19th century America

    • Role and Function of Markets

      • SS.8.8.2 Describe the factors that influence production and consumption decisions in a market system