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Faculty to speak at teacher institute on World War II in the Pacific

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Warren Nishimoto, (808) 956-6260
Director, Center for Oral History, Social Science Research Institute
Posted: May 31, 2011

World War II in the Pacific: Exploring Hawaiʻi and Pacific Island Perspectives Using Primary Sources, a five-day institute for Hawaiʻi K-12 teachers, will be held from July 11-15 at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center and Tokai University Pacific Center. 
 
The institute is free and open statewide to all public, private, and charter school teachers. To apply for the institute, visit www.pacifichistoricparks.org. Deadline to apply is June 14. Travel and housing support will be provided to teachers who do not reside on O'ahu.
 
The institute will feature University of Hawaiʻi faculty: 
 
  • James Cartwright, Archivist, Special Collections, Hamilton Library, UH Mānoa, who will speak about resources at the Hawaiʻi War Records Depository;
  • Stuart Dawrs, Librarian, Pacific Collection, Hamilton Library, UH Mānoa, who will speak about resources at UH-Mānoa's Hamilton Library;
  • Suzanne Falgout, Professor, Social Sciences & Anthropology, UH West Oʻahu, who will speak about documenting memories of World War II in Micronesia; 
  • Warren Nishimoto, Director, Center for Oral History, UH Mānoa, who will speak about oral histories as primary sources;
  • Ty Kawika Tengan, Professor, Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, UH Mānoa, who will speak about the Hui Panala`au:  Native Hawaiians in World War II; and
  • Geoffrey White, Professor, Anthropology, UH Mānoa, who will speak about documenting memories of World War II in Melanesia.
The institute will also include presentations by nationally-recognized curriculum and educational specialists; educators from Guam, Saipan, and Japan; National Park Service historians; and collection curators from the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaiʻi, and Valor in the Pacific National Monument.
 
Teachers will tour historic sites and attractions, engage in hands-on study of primary sources, and learn innovative teaching strategies.
 
The institute is sponsored by the National Park Service, Pacific Historic Parks, and the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities. 
 
For more information, call Paul Heintz, Pacific Historic Parks Education Director at (808) 753-4428 or email pheintz@pacifichistoricparks.org.