ERIC Number: ED198027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
The Saga of Ihu Nui Economic Man [and] Teacher's Guide.
Jackstadt, Steve; Mak, Jim
This student book and companion teacher's guide can be used to teach Hawaiian economic history at the 11th and 12th grade levels. The student book, which can be used as a basic text or as a supplement to other materials, consists of nine episodes. For each episode there is a comic strip and a narrative summary which students are expected to read. Each episode ends with questions for classroom discussion. The purpose of the first episode is to give students a general idea of how production and exchange took place in ancient (pre-Captain Cook) Hawaii. Episode two gives students a general idea of the economic impact of Captain Cook's arrival in the Hawaiian Islands. The economic changes which were brought about in Hawaii as a result of sustained contact with the outside world, from 1785 to 1840, are described in the third episode. In episode four students learn about the whaling trade which flourished in the Hawaiian Islands between the 1820s and the 1860s affecting Hawaii's economic and social climate. The fifth episode touches briefly on the Great Mahele of 1848 which legally divided up all the land in Hawaii and ultimately gave fee simple ownership to chiefs, foreigners, and commoners. Students examine the problems faced by Hawaii's newly established sugar and pineapple industries in episodes six and seven respectively. The kinds of economic changes that took place in Hawaii during the war years are examined in the eighth episode. The concluding episode introduces students to the factors which led to the successful establishment of the visitor industry in Hawaii. The teacher's guide lists objectives and answers to questions for each episode. (Author/RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hawaii State Joint Council on Economic Education, Honolulu.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Note: Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to marginal legibility of cartoon figures throughout much of the original document.