Friday, October 30, 2015

Free Webinar! CHURCHILL FOR SCHOOLS: Teaching Modern World History Using Churchill Archives

History Education Hawaii, Inc., is pleased to announce that the National Council for History Education (NCHE) has developed a core of web-based professional development opportunities that it hopes will provide a continued sense of learning and community. 

The first webinar titled Churchill for Schools: Teaching Modern World History using Churchill Archives will launch on Sunday, November 8 at 7pm EST.  

This free web-based workshop will introduce teachers to the primary source materials of the Churchill Archives and provide a free subscription to their school.

See the posted flyer featured on this page. Go to this link to register. 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

American Antiquarian Society Releases New -and Redesigned- Edition of Commonplace

This new issue of Common-place is full of surprises. To begin with, we’re showcasing an entirely new look. Come check out our new web platform, crafted by the Digital Media & Design Department at the University of Connecticut. As the year progresses, Common-place’s exciting new look will be enhanced by a host of functions designed to make our journal easier to search, to teach and to share.

And you’ll certainly find plenty to read, teach and share in this issue, which features the discovery of Frances Watkins Harper's first book of poetry, Forest Leaves. Johanna Ortner’s article makes the entire text--long thought lost to history--available to the public. David Shields leads another type of conversation between past and present as he heads a roundtable gathering historians, chefs and scholars to discuss their reenactment of an 1865 Charleston feast dedicated to interracial reconciliation. Keep reading to encounter Phillip Round leading a conversation on the many lives of Pilgrim’s Progress, Maggie Cao tracing the circulation of Chinese portraits of George Washington, Lucy Biederman channeling Mark Twain, and much more! 

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"