Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Professional Development for Teachers: What is Good Government?: A Historical and Philosophical Examination of the American Political System
Hawaiʻi Friends of Civic and Law-Related Education, the Judiciary History Center, and the Department of Education are pleased to announce:
What is Good Government?A Historical and Philosophical Examination of the American Political System.
This free training will be conducted on July 19 and 20, 2010 at Aliʻiōlani Hale, home of the Hawaii's Supreme Court since 1874.
Free transportation and lodging is available for up to ten neighbor island teachers.
This is an excellent opportunity for teachers for grades 5 and 8 Social Studies, Participation in Democracy, and U.S. History and Government.
We the People is a nationally acclaimed program that helps students understand the history, principles, and application of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. Participants will receive free classroom sets of We the People textbooks and instruction in constitutional history and theory, the Bill of Rights, citizenship, congressional hearings, standards-based lessons, and formative and summative assessment strategies.
The workshop will be conducted by Robert Leming, the Director of the Center for Civic Education and Dr. Tom Vontz, Ph.D., Professor of Education at Kansas State University.
Three PD credits are available. Those wishing to obtain PD credits must attend additional workshops on December 4, 2010 and May 7, 2011 and complete a PD portfolio. To apply for PD credits, you must sign up at this link.
For more information please contact Sandra Cashman at email@example.com, or Keahe Davis at the Judiciary History Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 808 539-4999.
Registration is limited and interested participants should complete registration as soon as possible.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Nisei Warrior Staff Sgt. Robert Kuroda: Remembering Heroes of the Pacific Now Buried in Punchbowl, the Puowaina Place Of Sacrifice
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The Japanese Embassy was scheduled to visit San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and New York City. One of the ships was the U.S.S. Powhatan, which was one of Commodore Perrys Black Ships, and a Dutch-designed state-of-the-art steamship from Japan, the Kanrin Maru. On board the Kanrin Maru were the Japanese Minister of the Navy and Captain Katsu Rintaro along with American crew members from the Fenimore Cooper, which had been shipwrecked in Japan.
Nakahama Manjiro -also known as John Manjiro- was aboard the Kanrin Maru, too. Years before he was a young fisherman who had been shipwrecked at the age of 14, rescued by Captain William H. Whitfield and taken to the United States. Manjiro studied English, and after his return to Japan was assigned to the embassy and served as a translator.
Both the Powhatan and the Kanrin Maru encountered very rough seas. The Powhatan was in need to repairs. So as the Kanrin Maru continued on to San Francisco, California, the Japanese Embassy boarded the Powhatan and stopped in Honolulu for a visit that lasted almost three weeks. This visit was covered in the Honolulu press and caused quiet a sensation in the local community.
The Japanese Embassy -as well as Admiral Tattnall and his officers from the Powhatan- were received at the Hawaiian Royal Court in the old Iolani Palace by Kamehemeha IV, Queen Emma, and other members of the Hawaiian Government. A lavish ball was held. On March 18, 1860 they departed Honolulu on the Powhatan for California, then on to cross Panama for the trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. On its return trip the Kanrin Maru stopped in Honolulu on its journey back to Japan.
When I found out about this anniversary I also discovered that none of the local historical and cultural organizations picked up on this. I decided to have my students at Hawaii Tokai International College take this on as a class project. The students produced a vodcast-style newscast. In addition, the students and I alerted members of the Hawaii State Legislature of this important anniversary.
Monday, March 22, 2010
The first group of papers to be presented at MW2010 papers are now on-line . All of the papers will be on-line before the meeting. Take a look and come ready to dive in to the issues. You can also search all past MW [and ICHIM] papers.
Hotel Registration Deadline: March 17, 2010
MW2010 takes place at the Grand Hyatt, Denver and it's important for conference economics that you stay at the conference hotel. The MW2010 conference rate is available until March 17. If you shop around you might be able to beat this with a flight/hotel package or other offer, but please stay at the Grand Hyatt (your booking counts no matter how you make it).
Advance Registration Deadline: April 8, 2010
If you are coming to MW2010, please make sure to register in advance. You'll save a bit of money, and have an easier time when you arrive.
Best of the Web People's Choice: Voting starts April 1, 2010
Once again we will be asking for your opinion about the best museum sites on the web. Review the sites nominated for Best of the Web awards and figure out which is your People's Choice. Voting will be open April 1, 2010. If you don't have one, register for an account, so you can vote.
We're hosting a pre-conference workshop at Museums and the Web 2010 that will bring together wikimedians and museum people from around the world. Our goal, through some face-to-face conversation, is move through some of the policy and procedural questions that have proven stumbling blocks to date, and scope out ways we can truly collaborate.
In preparation for the workshop we're asking people to contribute their ideas and observations. We want to shape the agenda based on real issues and concerns, and need your input to be sure that happens. Join the discussions.
Join Us On-line
As well as our own community at http://conference.archimuse.com, MW2010 can be found on Twitter [museweb]; Linked In [Museums and the Web group], Facebook [Museums and the Web page and Museums and the Web 2010 event], Upcoming [Museums and the Web event], Flickr [MW2010 group], and Slideshare [Museums and the Web group]. Join us there too!
There are people from more than 22 countries already registered to come to Museums and the Web 2010.
Students should feel free to explore any time period and a person or a group from any place in the world. A few examples are: Presidents (foreign leaders), Explorers, Inventors, Civil Rights Leaders, Doctors, Army Generals, Sports Figures, etc.
Entries may be submitted in one or more of the following forms: 1) Microsoft Word document or 2) PDF document. All entries must be received by April 1, 2010 and can be emailed to Bob Nasson at email@example.com (please type "LeadAmerica" in the subject line).
1st prize: A full scholarship to attend LeadAmerica's National Leadership Summit (Summer 2010) at Georgetown or John Hopkins Universities in Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD (a $2499 value)
2nd prize: A $1000 scholarship towards attendance at LeadAmerica's National Leadership Summit
10 Honorable Mentions: A copy of the book, Letters from Leaders, provided by LeadAmerica
*** Winning essays will be featured on both the NHC's and LeadAmerica's websites. ***
*** 1st and 2nd prize winners will be featured in the NHC Spring eNewsletter ***
The National Leadership Summit, hosted by LeadAmerica, provides high achieving students with the opportunity to build real world career skills and analyze leadership attributes within the environment of our nation's capital. For ten days, students participate in leadership case studies on individuals like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, while debating current policy initiatives confronting the United States such as Health Care, National Security and the Environment through the National Leadership Summit campaign simulation. In addition to exploring policy, students practice skills central to future success such as coalition and platform building, networking, public speaking, conflict resolution and communication, while also visiting sites like Capitol Hill, Mount Vernon and the Smithsonian Museums. Students also complete LeadAmerica's leadership curriculum through engaging activities and a ropes challenge course, which foster necessary skills such as teambuilding, time management and culminate in the formulation of a personal mission and vision statement.
To learn more about LeadAmerica and the National Leadership Summit, please visit http://www.lead-america.org/conferences/nls/nls_hs.asp or contact an Admissions Counselor at 866.FYI.LEAD.
National History Club
153 Milk Street, Suite 410
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
As a result of our recent partnership with LeadAmerica, I am excited to announce a very special opportunity available to the students, teachers, and partners of the National History Club.
In addition to sponsoring our 2010 National History Club Essay Contest, LeadAmerica will also provide a $250 grant towards any LeadAmerica conference for students of educators affiliated with the National History Club.
Through participation in a LeadAmerica conference, students have the ability to:
· Engage a college accredited, academic curriculum
· Practice real world career and personal development skills
· Explore exciting career paths.
· Experience college life on a world class campus
· Earn college credit
· Build networks of friends and support for a lifetime
LeadAmerica programs are often described as "life-changing" and offer incredible experiences that can set students apart as college applicants and young leaders. To learn more and to obtain your student grant code, please contact a LeadAmerica Admissions Counselor at 866.FYI.LEAD or visit their website at http://www.lead-america.org/default.asp.
153 Milk Street, Suite 410
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
In this issue, History Now examines a topic near and dear the hearts of students: sports. As fans, athletes, or teachers, we know that sports provide us with valuable lessons in team work, self discipline, and the ability to accept both victory and defeat with good grace. But how many of us realize the value of sports history in our classrooms? Our contributors, including New York Times columnist Gail Collins, examine important turning points in American sports, illustrated by video clips.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Hawaii Judiciary History Center Hosts Teacher Professional Development: Religious Diversity: A Driving Force for Liberty in America
Religious Diversity: A Driving Force for Liberty in America
On March 15-16, 2010, the Hawaii Department of Education's Teaching American History Grant (TAHG), in partnership with the Friends of the Judiciary History Center and the Hawaii Council for the Humanities (HCH), will hold a partnership training session titled "Religious Diversity: A Driving Force for Liberty in America".
Professional Development Opportunity open to all Grade 5, 8, and High School U.S. History, Participation in Democracy, and World History Classroom Teachers.
Participants will be provided a content-rich, rigorous learning opportunity to study: