Can Hawaiʻi's Aloha Spirit Survive a War? is a humanities-based learning resource that leads students to consider the extent to which war has an effect on the people involved. In this curriculum, students research the sociopolitical effects of World War II on the Territory of Hawai‘i, including delving into the personal stories of the Japanese American soldiers from Hawai‘i.
The unit meets two Hawai'i Department of Education educational standards, Inquiry Standard SS9-12.4.2 and Content Standard SS.MHH.3.19.2.
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