This program offers students an opportunity to experience the unique and distinctive culture and history of the islands of Hawaii. Part of this program will investigate the events surrounding the circumstances that brought the island nation of Hawaii under U.S. control as a state, which is an issue of controversy among Hawaiians. This subject will be discussed and will afford students an insight into the historical events surrounding the United States' acquisition of Hawaii and the perspectives of the native Hawaiian people. 2 SH. CC: Cross-Cultural.