Monday, February 1, 2016

Hawaii History Bee and Bowl State Championships on Saturday, March 19: Sign Up!

History Education Hawaii, Inc., with the National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce that its 2016 Hawaii History Bee and Bowl State Championships will be held at Iolani School in Honolulu on Saturday, March 19. This tournament will run on our B Set of questions and it does not require prior qualifying. For questions, please contact the tournament coordinator, David Madden, at Thanks for your interest in our tournament, and we hope that you and your team will be able to join us!
Note: Due to time constraints, this tournament will not have a History Bee Finals and only one round of History Bowl Playoffs.
Note: 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.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

NEH: Demon Times: Temperance, Immigration, and Progressivism in an American City

Come learn about America’s Demon Times! This one-week workshop, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will consider Temperance, immigration, and the Progressive movement in American history and culture. 

Teachers will experience landmarks of the temperance movement and the immigrant experience in late 19th and early 20th century America by exploring Columbus and nearby Westerville, Ohio. Westerville was the home of the Anti-Saloon League, a major temperance organization that explicitly warned against the influence of alcohol, Catholics, and immigrants. Columbus was home to a large German immigrant population, with an attendant brewing industry. This small town and nearby city are emblematic of America in the Progressive Era. 

Participants will receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover the cost of travel and lodging. Workshop dates: July 10-15 or July 24-29, 2016. Application deadline: March 1, 2016. Learn more

It's Living History Day at the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor

History will come to life at Ford Island as the Battleship Missouri Memorial hosts “Living History Day” on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Festivities will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and feature fun and educational exhibits, performances and activities from a collection of historical attractions, organizations, and active military commands.
Best of all, admission is free for Hawaii residents, military and Battleship Missouri Memorial members.
The daylong celebration will also commemorate two important anniversaries for America’s last and most famous battleship – the 72nd anniversary of the USS Missouri’s launch into service in 1944 and the 17th anniversary of its opening as the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

You are invited to attend at Aliʻiōlani Hale: Hawaii's First African-American Lawyer

Friday, February 5, 2016, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Aliʻiōlani Hale, 417 S. King Street, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813

Even though African-Americans have been part of the Hawaii's cultural landscape for over two centuries, not many people know of their contribution to Hawaii's rich history. What brought them here? How were they received? 

The King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center in partnership with the African-American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaiʻi presents this program to broaden the awareness of the contributions of African-Americans to Hawaii's society over the last two centuries.

In celebration of African-American contributions to Hawaii's legal history, Dr. Albert Broussard, professor in the Department of History at Texas A&M University, shares the story of Thomas McCants Stewart, Hawaii's first African-American attorney. 

Join us as Dr. Broussard recounts Stewart's journey from South Carolina to such places as New York, London, Liberia, and Hawaiʻi. During his life, Stewart worked as a teacher, pastor, attorney, and Supreme Court Justice. 

A friend of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and W.E.B. Du Bois, Thomas McCants Stewart lived a phenomenal life as an African-American in post-Reconstruction America and Territorial Hawaii.

This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Wo Hing Chinese Museum on Maui

This blog post caught our attention on LinkedIn:

Americans constructing the continental railroad, in the United States and creating sugar plantations in Hawaii discovered the value of the hard-working Chinese in the mid 1800s. As the Qing dynasty began its long decline in China, men immigrated to Hawaii without their families to build many of the infrastructures we still enjoy today. On Maui they made the Lahaina sea wall, tunnels through the mountains, the Road to Hana, and the irrigation  systems for the sugar plantations.

You can read the rest of this blog post of Maui's Wo Hing Chinese Museum here 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Summer Institute: Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920

A Summer Institute for Current and Future K-12 Teachers
June 26– July 22, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

Applications are due March 1, 2016.

The Chicago Metro History Education Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Loyola University Chicago invite K-12 teachers to apply for “Rethinking the Gilded Age and Progressivisms: Race, Capitalism, and Democracy, 1877 to 1920.” 

Participants in this National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored program will spend four weeks in Chicago, a center of Progressive Era reform, engaging in vigorous discussions about this critical time period in American history and creating materials to use in their classrooms. 

Award-winning historian Robert Johnston (University of Illinois at Chicago) will guide the institute’s academic content, with the help of renowned experts in history, art, and architecture. Charles Tocci (Loyola University Chicago) will direct teaching application discussions, along with master teacher Michael Biondo (Maine South High School). 

Benefits include:

*Stimulating readings and discussions with scholars and peers

*Time to explore and create practical applications for your classroom

* A $3,300 stipend to defray travel, lodging, and study expenses

* A chance to personally experience Chicago’s Gilded Age and Progressive Era history and culture

For full details, visit

Applications are due March 1, 2016.

For more information, contact Rachel Allmen, CMHEC,

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

History Education Hawaii News Has a New Name: HISTORY IN MOTION!

History Education Hawaii, Inc., is pleased to announce a name-change for our open news-blog: HISTORY IN MOTION!

We'll continue to post news of events, articles and publications of interest to historians, history educators, students and history buffs alike. Stay tuned! Year 2016 holds great promise. Thank you for your interest and for your support. Mahalo nui loa!