Wednesday, May 28, 2014

OFFICIAL PROGRAM: History Education Hawaii Summer 2014 Conference


Welcome to the Official Program Site
of the
History Education Hawaii Summer 2014 Conference
June 13-15, 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii USA

E Pili Mai: Celebrating History Together as One.

History teachers, historians, students and scholars, and the general public are invited to celebrate the subject of history, to highlight the value of history education and its benefits to a diverse, globalized and interconnected world. The conference seeks to foster a new beginning for all who love the subject of history through considerate dialogue, the building of new partnerships, energized relationships, all with the goal of strengthening our understanding of the complexities of as well as the pleasures of studying history in our contemporary world. 

This conference is co-sponsored by the National Council for History Education! The National Council for History Education builds bridges between those who share a common passion for historical thinking. Here you will find outstanding professional development opportunities, access to a wide range of historical organizations, thought-provoking annual conferences, publications, and information on critical national and local historical issues. Most of all, you will be part of community that is linked together by a common commitment to excellence in history education. 


We extend our special thanks to Green Rose Design for its donation via our Indiegogo crowd funding site. Click this link and make a contribution! We'll be more than happy to add your name to our list. Yes, we also accept cash and check donations. 

DAY 1: FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration at Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives. 

8:30 a.m. Opening of the Conference; Wendell Ching Memorial Essay Contest Winner; History Educator of the Year 2014-2015 AwardHawaii History Bee and Bowl Commendation: John Bickel, teacher, and Junior Varsity Winning Team Members Kento Tanaka '16; Darwin Peng '16; Dante Hirata-Epstein '16; Jenna Tom '16, and Arjun Srirangarajan '17, who tied third place at the 2014 national tournament

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. History in Search of the Future. Keynote Speech by Brig. General Frances Iwalani Mossman, Ret.

9:25 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Break.

9:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Take  a Cathartic, an Emetic, a Restorative, Some Opium and Call Me in the Morning – Western Medical Practice in the Early 19th Century, by Michael Smola, Hawaii Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives.

10:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break.

10:20 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. 
Maintaining Cultural Integrity and Historical Relevancy in a Tourism-Driven Economyby Kanani Kawika, Pacific Islands Institute.

11:05 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Break.

11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Native Hawaiians in the American Civil War, by Dr. Justin Vance Ed.D, Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean, Military Campus Programs (Academics), Hawaii Pacific University.  

11:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (noon) Break.

12:00 P.M. (NOON) - 1:00 P.M. LUNCH

Afternoon Sessions at Kekauluohi Building, Iolani Palace:

1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m. A Semester at Sea: Circumnavigating the World and Teaching World History, by James Trueller of Brigham Young University-Hawaii

1:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Break

1:45 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. Getting Students Fired up about History; it is Easier Than You Think, by Rosanna Fukuda, State Educational Specialist, Social Studies, of the Hawaii State Department of Education, and Dr. Mitzie Higa, Ed.D, NBCT and Curriculum Coordinator/ELL Coordinator of Ewa Makai Middle School.

2:20 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. Break.

2:25 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Tax Talk for Teachers, by Cherylle Morrow of Chez Morrow International. 

3:05 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Break.

3:10 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Simulations, by John W. Bickel, Iolani School

3:45 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. Break.

3:50 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. World History. Marc Gilbert, PhD., NEH Endowed Chair of World History, World History Association of Hawaii at Hawaii Pacific University

DAY 2: SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2014

A day of historical and cultural exploration awaits! Our conference attendees have a variety of choices available. The Kamehameha Day Parade, Chinatown walking tours, Hawaii Plantation Village, Queen Emma Summer Palace, the USS Arizona, the USS Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin and the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor and more places extend their aloha!

Mahea Bernal of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace will be available to lead four tours of the summer palace.

For detailed information go to this link to our excursions section of the conference program. Enjoy your journeys! 

DAY 3: SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

We look forward to welcoming our conference ohana to Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu Valley. What better place to go to on a calm Sunday morning? This was a special place for Queen Emma and Kamehameha IV, a place for rest and escape from court and government responsibilities. 

Please arrive at the summer palace by 9:30 a.m. Parking is very limited. You may park behind the summer palace off Nuuanu Park and walk across to the entrance.

Bonnie Stevens and Barbara Del Piano will be delivering two presentations:

Bonnie Stevens of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace will deliver a presentation in Emmalani Hale about the history of the Battle of Nu‘uanu. She will also furnish information on the educational programs offered by Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palace. 

Barbara Del Piano of Daughters of Hawaii/Queen Emma Summer Palaceauthor of Nā Lani Kaumaka, Daughters of Hawaii, A Century of Historic Preservation and recipient of Historic Preservation Hawaii’s Historic Preservation Publication award, will talk about historic preservation and the Daughters of Hawai‘i organization which was established in 1903, the founders of which were obviously pioneers in historic preservation.

The conference will officially close at noon. Happy Father's Day! Mahalo nui loa for all who came to savor the colors, textures and diversity of Hawaii's unique history.

"A hui hou!" Until we meet again! 

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1 comment:

  1. I attended Friday ... What a treat this was. There is still one more day.