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    World War II Valor in the Pacific

    National Monument HI,AK,CA

Professional Development

2011 Teacher Institute

2014 Summer Teachers Institute

Resources, Power and Politics: WWII and its Aftermath

Monday, June 9, 2014 to Wednesday, July 11, 2014

World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument (VALR), in partnership with the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Student Support (OCISS), Curriculum and Instruction Branch (CIB), Social Studies Program, will be offering the following workshop for 25 high school social studies classroom teachers.

Title: Resources, Power and Politics: WWII and its Aftermath


Description: This workshop will introduce teachers to the events that led America into World War II, the war's effect from economic, political, geographic, and historical perspectives, and how women and ethnic minorities affected and were affected by the war, as well as effective techniques, powerful online tools, and standards-based content and pedagogy for immediate use in the classroom. VALR will provide in-depth training on site-based learning and the use of oral histories in the classroom.


Dates: June 9-11, 2014 (All participants)

June 12, 2014 (Optional bonus day)

Follow up days to be determined

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Details: There is no cost to attend the workshop. VALR will provide:

  • Airfare and ground transportation for up to fifteen (15) neighbor-island high school social studies classroom teachers on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Geographic representation may also be considered;

  • Housing accommodations at the East-West Center for neighbor-island teachers and for Oahu teachers for whom excess travel time would create a hardship;
  • Continental breakfast and lunch daily


All participants must obtain their principal's or administrator's approval prior to registering. (By May 19, 2014.)


PD Credit: COMING SOON!


All participants must also submit the Participant Information form to Ms. Rosanna Fukuda, Educational Specialist for Social Studies, by fax (735-8227) or via Lotus Notes no later than May 19, 2014.

With any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Fukuda at 203-5539.

Desired Outcomes:

A deeper understanding of the events that led America into World War II and their effects from economic, political, geographic, and historical perspectives;

A deeper understanding of how women and ethnic minorities (e.g., African Americans, Filipinos, Pacific islanders, etc.) affected and were affected by World War II;

A deeper understanding of using engagement strategies and formative instruction in lesson plan development;

A deeper understanding of Common Core State Standards in Literacy for History/Social Studies, including digital literacy tools in lesson plan development; and

A deeper understanding of using the "College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards" in lesson plan development.

For a more detailed agenda, click here or visit www.pacifichistoricparks.org. Please contact Institute Coordinator Paul Heintz at (808) 753-4428 or pheintz@pacifichistoricparks.org with any further questions.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, acted as a catalyst propelling America into World War II. On December 8, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared war on Japan. In return, December 11, 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.