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Course Description: A study of important historical events in the history of Hawaii and the Hawaii Kingdom with a focus on how Hawaii changed over time. This course also covers important current historical issues in the Pacific region.
Understand change and/or continuity and cause and/or effect in history
Analyze both change and continuity during unification and the monarchy period
Understand important historical events in the history of the Hawaii Kingdom
Analyze how the Overthrow was the consequence of the actions and ideas of individuals and groups.
Describe the development of the sugar industry in Hawaii
Describe the experiences of immigrant groups in Hawaii and the impact they had in influencing change in Hawaii's culture and society.
Analyze the relationship between economic activities, their location, and the physical characteristics of a given place (including businesses, plantations, and trading)
Describe how trade between Hawaii and other countries is affected by regulations
Understand important historical events in the Pacific region
Examine current issues or problems facing contemporary Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and propose solutions to them based on research
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
I have been teaching middle school for over 20 years, half in Southern California, and half here on Maui. I have taught every subject area, worked for a technology outreach program (The Digital Bus), and have coached several high school sports, including volleyball, basketball and paddling. Currently, outside of school, I race and coach outrigger canoe paddling. I coach Kihei High School paddling and am the head coach for the Na Opio Program at Kihei Canoe Club. Paddling is my passion and a huge part of my life. I live in Kihei with my husband and three dogs.