Monday, November 30, 2015

Oahu History Bee and Bowl 2015 Winners Announced

History Education Hawaii, Inc., is pleased to announce the winners of the Oahu History Bee and Bowl. The tournament was held at 'Iolani School on Saturday, November 28. 

Students from Iolani School, Punahou School, Kalani High School, Pearl City High School and Hawaii Baptist Academy participated. 

We send our congratulations to teams 'Iolani A and 'Iolani C who are the winners of the Varsity and Junior Varsity History Bowls. 

Congratulations are sent to 'Iolani students Darwin Peng and Matthew Sohn for their victories in the Varsity and Junior Varsity (JV) Bees.

We extend special thanks and appreciation to 'Iolani School for hosting this event again. We also appreciate the parents, faculty and volunteers who assisted in making things run smoothly. 

Most especially, we commend the hard work and tireless dedication of Mr. John Bickel of 'Iolani School. Thanks, John! 

Mark your calendars! The National History Bee and Bowl will be holding at least one more tournament during this school year, most likely on a Saturday between January 30 and March 19, 2016. 

The 2016 National Championships will be held on April 22-24 in Arlington, Virginia and Washington, D.C. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Ready? Get set! Go! The Oahu History Bee and Bowl at ‘Iolani School is on!

Ready? Get set! Go! The Oahu History Bee and Bowl at ‘Iolani School is on today in Honolulu. 

We're delighted to welcome tournament coordinator and director, David Madden, founder of the National History Bee and Bowl. 

Our special thanks goes to John Bickel for organizing today's competition. Mahalo, John! You are the best! 

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. 

We've shared a few photos of previous competitions held in Hawaii. This is a very popular program we're glad to support and welcome. 

Good luck to everyone!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hau'oli La Ho'omakika'i! At last, Thanksgiving is here!

On behalf of History Education Hawaii, Inc., and the National Council for History Education, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

During this special season we reflect on our gratitude and express our aloha to all. We are especially thankful for your partnerships through our various and growing number of programs, all designed to support you, history and history education. 

We pause to extend our heartfelt gratitude to those in the military services in Hawaii and around the world who defend our freedoms, often away from family and loved ones. 

Wishing all -near and far- the very best aloha to you,


Jeffrey Bingham Mead

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

POSTPONED: Hawaii Lyceum of History: Winter Conference, January 9, 2016 Call for Proposals

ANNOUNCEMENT: By request, History Education Hawaii's January Winter Lyceum of History scheduled for January 9, 2016 has been postponed.

Winter Conference   Honolulu, Hawaii USA   January 9, 2016
A Program of History Education Hawaii, Inc., 
the Official State Council of the
National Council for History Education


History Education Hawaii, Inc., the official state council in Hawaii of the National Council for History Education (NCHE) invites workshop and presentation proposals for its inaugural Winter Conference in Honolulu.

DATE: Saturday, January 9, 2016

LOCATION: Aliiolani Hale, Hawaii Judiciary History Center, 
                        417 South King Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

HOURS: Admission Time 9:00 a.m. 

SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE EXTENDED TO WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23, 2015. 9:00 p.m. HST. Please submit via email a 1-3 paragraph summary with title, your name(s), a short autobiography, equipment/technology requirements and contact information.

Submit your proposals to Thank you!

Presenters will be notified on or before MONDAY, December 28, 2015. 

*Note: online/wifi access for laptop computers is not available inside the Hawaii Judiciary History Center. 

REGISTRATION: Until Wednesday, December 23, 2015, History Education Hawaii is offering a VERY EARLY BIRD SPECIAL at US$75 for HEH members; US$100 for non-HEH members. 


Each registration covers one individual. A light lunch will be served. 

You may also mail a printed check for the amount of US$75 (HEH members) or $100 (non-HEH members; includes one-year membership) until December 16 to: History Education Hawaii, P.O. Box 183, Honolulu HI 96810-0183. 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Justin Vance
Associate Professor of History, Interim Dean for Military Campus Programs at Hawaii Pacific University, President of the Hawaii Civil War Roundtable, and History Education Hawaii's History Educator of the Year. 

Dr. Vance earned a BA in History from Boise State University, and MA in Diplomacy and Military Studies from Hawaii Pacific University, and a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Southern California. His research interests include the role of Native Hawaiians in the American Civil War, history education via distance learning settings, and World War II and the Pacific. He is a former history instructor at Wayland Baptist University's Hawaii campus, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, conducted battlefield tours of Hawaii's World War II military sites for Home of the Brave Tours, and has been a leader in bringing history to life at the Battleship Missouri Memorial and the Bishop Museum. Dr. Vance is the 2010 winner of the Golden Apple Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at Hawaii Pacific University. 

The Asia-Pacific Rim, Hawaii, 
and The Meeting Points of History

For centuries, the Hawaiian Islands have been a meeting point and an historical crossroads. In his sermon, Japanese Embassy in Washington, preached on March 18, 1860 in the Seaman's Bethel in Honolulu, Rev. Samuel C. Damon observed

We are now living amid scenes, changes, revolutions and convulsions of nations, most striking and grand. Old landmarks and customs are breaking up and dissolving, and new combinations are forming, all betokening that the end draweth nigh.

The purpose of this first-ever winter conference is to examine the relations between the study of history and education. Proposals are welcomed that center on a variety of topics and interests with emphasis on historical events and circumstances throughout Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific Rim. How can we learn from our interconnected histories to solve contemporary and future challenges? 

We also welcome presentation proposals on other areas of historical and educational interests. 

QUESTIONS AND INQUIRIES: Please contact History Education Hawaii, Inc., at our email address,, or call (808) 721-0306.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day 2015

New Edition of Common-place Released

Take a breather at this busy time of the semester with Common-place’s new issue

"We’re particularly excited to feature the first published English translation of La felice Victoria, a sixteenth-century poem chronicling imperial struggles over Florida and the establishment of St. Augustine, a site that lays claim to being the nation’s “oldest continuously occupied city.”

"As authors Tom Shields and Thomas Hallock explain, “La felice victoria illustrates how empire was understood in Spain, how victories were celebrated, and how the little-regarded territory of la Florida fit alongside more significant triumphs.” 

Our book reviews also offer much food for thought about the workings of violence and    empire, as Peter Reed reviews Elizabeth Dillon’s New World Drama, Paul Erickson reviews a new edition of  George Lippard’s The Killers, and much more!  

Sunday, November 8, 2015

2016 NCHE Conference Excursions at Niagara Falls, New York (Registration Link)

Enrichment Excursions are Selling Fast
Tickets are Limited - Don't Miss Out
The Erie Canal & Niagara County
Join the History Center of Niagara for three unique tours 
and a hands-on experience on the Erie Canal.

Old Fort Niagara
Step back in time to an era when great empires struggled 
for control of North America. Don't miss the 
Fort's original War of 1812 flag.

Buffalo History Museum
The visit will include a docent led tour of their exhibits and 
a workshop led by their Director of Library and Archives on how to best use library resources for research and the classroom.

Buffalo African American Tour
Featuring the African American Historical Association of the 
Niagara Frontier's guided bus tour of Buffalo that will feature visits to several sites in the historic Michigan Street Heritage Corridor.

Experience the Falls
Get closer than you ever imagined as you Experience the Falls! Your adventure will include the Maid of the Mist, 
the Cave of the Winds, the Niagara Adventure Theatre, 
and the American Observation Tower.

Niagara Falls - All American Tour
Experience all of the beauty and natural wonder that is 
Niagara Falls, USA.  This guided tour will feature stops at the American Observation Tower, Niagara Falls State Park, the 
New York State Power Vista, Niagara River Gorge and Goat Island.

Friday Night at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Join NCHE for an evening at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.  The event will include access to the school including guided tours and their retail space. You'll enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar as you mingle with fellow attendees.  It's the perfect way to unwind after a fulfilling day at the conference. 

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Approaching
Rates Will Increase on December 1st
Register Here. 

Friday, November 6, 2015

For Love of Country "Pass It On" Gala at the Pacific Aviation Museum December 5

The Board of Directors of Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor cordially invites you to

"For Love of Country–Pass It On"Commemorative Dinner Gala
Saturday, December 5, 2015
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

RSVP by November 13, 2015

We enthusiastically invite your support of and participation in this year's gala. Your presence will richly honor all those who have served and continue to serve our country.

Please join us as we honor the past and inspire the future inside our historic WWII Hangar 79.

Traveling to Oahu to attend? Ask about our room block at The Royal Hawaiian and our scheduled historic sites tours.

For additional information please go to this link. You may also contact Carol Greene at 808-441-1006 or by email at