Monday, October 5, 2015

Join History Education Hawaii on the USS Missouri for Living History Day, Jan. 30, 2016

Join History Education Hawaii on Saturday, January 30, 2016 on board the Battleship Missouri, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Living History Day coincides with the 72nd anniversary of the USS Missouri's launching. 

Go to this link to the Los Angeles Times to read about the 70th anniversary celebrations. 

Come see displays and exhibits from other historical organizations and active military commands. Enjoy displays of military vehicles, memorabilia and weaponry; bands playing patriotic music; oral history presentations; people dressed in period costume from the World War II era; static displays from active-duty military units, and a vintage aircraft flyover. 

Free admission for kama'aina, military and USS Missouri Memorial members. 

For more information call 808-455-1600, ext. 250, or email 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's Coming Back to Hawaii! The National History Bee and Bowl Returns

It’s back! The National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB) returns to Hawaii! 

Registration is now open. 

For the 2015-2016 school year, NHBB expects to hold approximately 100 tournaments across America at the high school level (i.e. Varsity and Junior Varsity), leading to its 2016 National Championships in Arlington, VA and Washington, DC on April 22-24, 2016. 

You and your school or homeschool association are invited to take part in the fastest growing academic competitions in the USA and around the world!

History Education Hawaii, Inc., is a proud to return as a co-sponsor of the Oahu tournaments and the Hawaii History Bee and Bowl. 

We are accepting donations to fund lunch for the students and staff on November 28. Please send your printed checks to History Education Hawaii, Inc., P.O. Box 183, Honolulu HI 96810-0183. 

You may also submit donations online. Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

During the lunch break, students will have the opportunity to take the National Qualifying Exams for either or both the US Geography Olympiad and the US History Bee

The cost is $10 per student per exam. Students who take one exam are highly recommended to bring a lunch or have someone obtain lunch for them. Students who take both exams should definitely plan on one of these options.

For questions, please contact the tournament coordinator and director, David Madden, at 

Thanks for your interest in our tournament! History Education Hawaii and the National Council for History Education hope that you and your school’s team will join the fun! 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Documentary Project Seeks Hawaiian Historian

I received the following request via LinkedIn. Please read and follow the directions. Do not respond to HEH directly. This is not a History Education Hawaii (HEH) program or project.

Time is of the essence because the proposal is due October 14. 

"My documentary production company is pursuing a contract with the State of Hawaii Department of Transportation Highways Division to produce a documentary on the Wailua ahupua’a on the Island of Kaua’i. 

"The purpose of the documentary is to communicate the native Hawaiian historical and cultural significance of the Wailua Ahupua’a for educational outreach.

"As part of our production team, we are searching for an Hawaiian historian who knows the culture and history and can serve as an advisor for our script research and film development. 

"I wonder if this is an area of expertise for you, and if you would be interested in working with us on this project? If you are interested, I would like to speak to you as soon as possible, as our proposal is due October 14th. 

"Upon hearing from you, I can provide you with the bid document and all project details. 

"Please email me directly at"

Friday, September 25, 2015

Join Us! History Education Hawaii Wants You!

Good morning! Happy Aloha Friday! Guess what happens when you become a member of History Education Hawaii, the state council of the National Council for History Education!

Not only do you receive the satisfaction of helping to promote history education in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Rim, you are entitled to member discounts on programs and events -including our Winter Conference in early January 2016. Details to follow!

Our HEH Facebook ohana is growing! 

ALL who love history and history education are welcomed! 

Got questions? Contact HEH at Big mahalo nui loa!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Federal Trials and Compelling Issues:  Aliens, Citizens, Equal Protection, and Due Process at the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center

Dates: Monday  and Tuesday, October 5-6, 2015 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Location: Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Federal Courthouse in Honolulu, Hawaii.

There's still time to sign up - Don't miss this opportunity!

The United States District Court, District of Hawaii, partners with the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, and the Hawaii State Department of Education to conduct a two-day* professional development workshop on the federal court system. 

The workshop will explore the Federal Court's evolving interpretation of the 14th Amendment and the amendment's impact on rights of documented and undocumented aliens throughout the course of America's history. The workshop focuses on six trials that made their way through the federal courts. 

Historical context and legal analysis of the cases will be provided by scholars and federal judges. By studying historical and contemporary court cases, teachers will gain insight on 14th amendment-related issues including immigration, citizenship, equal protection, and due process.

The cases to be studied are:
The Slaughter-House Cases
United States v. Wong Kim Ark
Yick Wo v. Hopkins
Hampton v. Mow Sun Wong
Cabell v. Chavez-Salido
Plyler v. Doe

Don't miss this opportunity to discuss historical cases with scholars and federal judges, and how to apply the content in your classroom instruction. 

Participants will have the opportunity to meet recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status (DACA), the federal program that temporarily suspends deportation hearings for undocumented youth who have grown up in the United States. 

They will share their first-hand accounts of growing up "undocumented" in America.

Both public and private high school Social Studies teachers in Hawaii are encouraged to register. 

Registration is limited to 25 teachers and includes ten spaces for neighbor-island teachers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during the workshop. 

Ten neighbor-island teachers will be reimbursed for up to $250 for airfare and overnight accommodations, ground transportation, and dinner per diem will be provided.

PDE3 information:

PD Credit Course #SS180320
PD Non-credit Course # SS180293

*Teachers enrolled for PD credit through the PDE3 website must also attend a third day (October 7, 2015) and participate in on-line follow-up sessions.

Registration Information
Registration is limited to middle and high school Social Studies teachers currently teaching in accredited public, private, or home school organizations in Hawaii.

Hawaii DOE teachers should register through the PDE3 site for either PD credit or non-credit. 
PDE3 information:
PD Credit Course #SS180320
PD Non-credit Course # SS180293

FREE Fall Open House Sept. 23 at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives

The Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives is planning a full day for its Open House, Saturday, September 26, 2015. 
Tours of the historic houses will offered on the half hour with the first tour beginning at 10:30 a.m. and the last tour at 3 p.m. Activities and crafts during the day will include lauhala weaving with Ulana Me Ka Lokomaika‘i guild where weavers will not only demonstrate their skills but help you make something to take home. 
Other activities include candle making, pill making, load hauling, printing on mini-presses, and school games that provide insight to the work and pastimes that occurred on this site in the 19th century. Our hands-on Young Archivist activity gives visitors information about how we conduct research and uncover historical information.

Mission Social Hall and Cafe will be open and features farm-fresh food and Hawaiian flavors with mouth popping salads, scrumptious sandwiches, and delicious soups. It is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
This is only one of two days a year that Hawaiian Mission Houses offers a free admission open house. The other day will be Saturday, April 16, 2016, in conjunction with the 164th Annual Meeting of the Hawaiian Missionary Children’s Society, our founding organization. 
Please call 808-531-0481 for more information. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

From the National Humanities Center: America in Class Fall 2015

Register now! The current lineup of professional development webinars is now available. We hope you will join us to explore these topics with leading scholars. We are continuing to emphasize the skills necessary for critical analysis and close reading, while providing content rich professional development and resources you can use in your classroom tomorrow. 

K-12 educators register for FREE. Use promotional code ITEACH.

All sessions are conducted live, online, and last 90 minutes and include some preparation and readings. Documentation of participation is provided for CEU credit. Participants need a computer with speakers and an internet connection.