Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hawaii Museums Association Annual Conference: Silent Auction! Plan Your Bidding Now!

The Hawaii Museum Association's annual conference will include a silent auction. Here's a list of items attendees will be able to bid on:

1. A guided tour for 4 of Hulihe'e Palace or Queen Emma Summer Palace along with the book: Treasure of the Hawaiian Kingdom
2. A Daughters of Hawai'i mini Koa box with set of 5 notecards and the children's book: Emma, Beloved Queen of Hawai'i,
3. A necklace made from locally sourced materials.
4. The 2 Jack Jeffrey prints that are pictured, to be auctioned separately. 

5. A gift bag containing turtle and Jr. Park Ranger goodies.
6. One dual-family membership to Bishop Museum.
7. A complete Flywire camera kit that is worn on glasses.
8. One Chimpanzee family membership to the Honolulu Zoo.
9. The Royal Legacy tour of 'Iolani Palace led by the curator.
10. A private tour for four of Shangri La, Doris Duke's Foundation for Islamic Art.

Start planning your bidding strategy now.

Monday, April 20, 2015

2015 Hawaii History Educator of the Year Announced

History Education Hawaii, Inc., the Hawaii State Council of the National Council for History Education (NCHE), announced its 2015 Hawaii History Educator of the Year. 

Dr. Justin Vance of Hawaii Pacific University and the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable was named the 2015 Hawaii History Educator of the Year. 

A graduate of Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Arts in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University and a Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California, Dr. Vance’s research interests include teaching history via distance learning modalities, the American Civil War and the history of World War II in the Pacific. 

Previously, he taught history at the Honolulu campus of Wayland Baptist University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, and conducted battlefield tours of Hawaii’s World War II military sites for Home of the Brave Tours. His passions for history education included such settings as the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor and the Bishop Museum. In 2010, Dr. Vance was the winner of the Golden Apple Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at Hawaii Pacific University. 

Hawaii Pacific University (HPU), founded in 1965, is Hawaii’s leading private, not-for-profit university and international learning community, providing innovative and challenging undergraduate and graduate programs built on a solid foundation of liberal arts education, graduating its students to meet the ever-changing needs of a global society. HPU prides itself on maintaining strong academic programs, small class sizes, individual attention to students with a diverse faculty and student population. 

Serving as president of the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable, Dr. Justin Vance has been on the forefront of sharing American Civil War history with the people of Hawaii. He has organized the Roundtable’s participation in numerous educational events, perpetuating living history displays, participating in parades through the city streets of Honolulu in Civil War period uniforms and dress. Dr. Vance has distinguished himself as an expert on the participation of Native Hawaiians in the American Civil War. (Go here for his YouTube interview on Think Tech Hawaii's Global Connections)

“There is no doubt that Dr. Justin Vance is an exceptionally gifted historian and history educator,” said Jeffrey Bingham Mead, co-founder and president of History Education Hawaii, Inc. “Dr. Vance has distinguished himself through years of persistence, hard work in the unrelenting pursuit of educational excellence in the academic discipline of history. His teaching and advocacy of historical literacy in Hawaii has propelled him to touch the lives of many both inside and outside the classroom. Dr. Vance has built solid links between the subjects of history and his students plus the community at large. His scholarly approaches to teaching and learning has contributed greatly to the institution, to the community and to the profession.” 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

National Assessment Governing Board Webinar: The Nation’s Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics.

How has students' knowledge of our nation’s past, global geography, and the fundamentals of democratic government changed over time?
Join the National Assessment Governing Board Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. EDT for a webinar to discuss The Nation’s Report Card: 2014 U.S. History, Geography, and Civics
Having a firm understanding of these subjects is key to our students' abilities to interpret national and international events and to be responsible citizens.

A panel of experts will discuss findings from the three reports:
  • Peggy G. Carr, Acting Commissioner, National Center for Education Statistics
  • Michelle Herczog, President, National Council for the Social Studies
  • Chasidy White, History and Geography Teacher, Brookwood Middle School, Brookwood, Ala.; Member, National Assessment Governing Board
  • Mary Crovo, Deputy Executive Director, National Assessment Governing Board (moderator)

New Interim Issue of Common-place Published

The new interim issue of Common-place reviews several books to add to your end-of-semester reading list.  

Sean Patrick Adams reviews Jessica Lepler's The Many Panics of 1837, which explores the myriad effects wrought by a devastating financial crisis. 

Caleb Smith's The Oracle and the Curse, reviewed by Martha Schoolman, theorizes how legal rhetoric can contain a poetics of justice.  

Rhys Bezzant explores how the unwieldy power of revivalist religion clashed with the need for institutional stability in Jonathan Edwards and the Church, reviewed by Thomas S. Kidd. 

Speaking of poetics, be sure to check out Melissa Kwasny's poetic meditations on stereographic images of haunting Western landscapes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Our Spring Membership Drive is underway! You are invited!

History Education Hawaii, Inc., the allied with the National Council for History Education, plays a vital role in the State of Hawaii by building and sustaining bridges between those who share a common passion for history. 

Every member counts -especially you!

Benefits of your membership include access to information on professional development opportunities for teachers, sustaining programs such as the Hawaii Lyceum of History, historical conferences, informal gatherings, the Hawaii History Bee and Bowl and more. We're just getting started! 

Join our ohana! It’s a fun, thought-provoking and innovative educational community united by its commitment to excellence in history education -inside and outside the classroom. 

Go to this link and choose one of the featured membership levels. 

You may also send printed checks by mail to History Education Hawaii, Inc., 810 Richards Street, Suite 810, Honolulu HI 96813 USA. 

If you value historical literacy and history education, you have a stake in History Education Hawaii’s mission. Please join our growing, diverse community of history teachers, historians, students and history buffs. Mahalo nui loa! 

Monday, April 13, 2015

World History Institute for Teachers: Apply Now! Deadline: April 24, 2015

World History Institute

Hosted by 
The Alliance for Learning in World History
The World History Institute will provide comprehensive professional development for the teaching of world history. 

Topics include conceptualization, student learning skills, pedagogy, content, and identifying available resources.

The Common Core State Standards will be addressed by linking Institute curriculum to designated historical thinking skills.

The Institute gives special attention to research, with an emphasis on showing teachers how they can integrate new ideas into the classroom with hands-on activities. 
July 13-19, 2015
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

$1500 for Tuition, Room & Board

- Tim Keirn, California State Long Beach
- Linda Black, Stephen F. Austin State University
- Deborah Smith Johnston, Concordia International School - Shanghai
- Linda Cargile, Bancroft Middle School, Long Beach Unified School District

Coordinated By:
- Patrick Manning and Katie Jones (University of Pittsburgh)
Application Deadline: April 24, 2015
About the Alliance:
The Alliance for Learning in World History is a collaboration of educators and history scholars organized to advance the teaching and learning of world history in classrooms-in the U.S. and in every part of the world. The Alliance is anchored at the University of Pittsburgh, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox in Honolulu Today

These are photos of today's gathering in downtown Honolulu, Hawaii called 'Bells Across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox.' 

At 9:15 a.m. Hawaii Time the bells at Our Lady of Peace Cathedral in downtown Honolulu and elsewhere across the nation rang in unison. 

This commemorated the 150th anniversary of the meeting of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee that formally ended the American Civil War. 

History Education Hawaii congratulations and thanks Dr. Justin Vance of Hawaii Pacific University and the members of the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable for organizing this event.