Book cover photo by Miles Morgan

The Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) in the UH Mānoa College of Education is launching the third edition of A History of Hawai‘i. Co-authored by Emeriti Professors Eileen H. Tamura and Linda K. Menton and University Laboratory School Teacher Leah Tau-Tassill, the revised and updated book is a comprehensive account of Hawai‘i’s history.

Organized by both time frame and theme, the book spans centuries from 1778 to present day. Governmental, economic, social, and land history are explored through primary documents, political cartoons, stories, poems, graphs, maps, timelines, and a glossary. The text also includes biographies of many cultural practitioners and activists.

Dean Donald B. Young said, “Our History of Hawai‘i text is one of a kind. Previous editions have been used throughout Hawai‘i’s schools. The third edition, thoroughly researched and classroom tested, adds more recent history and new classroom interactive activities that connect students to this place. Used as a classroom text, teacher reference, or simply a good read, this book makes an important contribution to understanding Hawai‘i and its economic, social, and political history.”

The book has an accompanying teacher’s manual and features skill set activities in each chapter with prompts for students to think about the material in the context of their own lives. The new text delves further into Hawaiian cultural and political movements from the overthrow and annexation to the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Focus on 2016 issues includes education, homelessness, rail development, sovereignty, and the Thirty Meter Telescope conflict among other topics.

CRDG will host the book launch event on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the University Laboratory School Multipurpose Building.  Please RSVP here or visit the CRDG website for more information.

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