Hawaii History Day

Hawaii History Day A program of the Hawai`i Council for the Humanities
Hawai'i History Day, an affiliate of National History Day (NHD), is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. It promotes a theme-based, research-centered model for history and civics education. Students present their projects in a display, performance, documentary, essay or web site project. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days. Public, Private, Charter, Hawaiian Immersion and Home School students in grades 4-12 are eligible to participate in the Hawai'i State DOE District in which their school is located. Please note: For Hawaii entrants, group projects are limited to 1-3 students.

Hawaii History Day
12/11/2018

Hawaii History Day

Hawaii History Day
12/11/2018

Hawaii History Day

Upcoming Democracy & the Informed Citizen: Visual Literacy Political Cartoons to Graphic Novel Workshop- Saturday, Nov 1...
11/13/2018
Upcoming Democracy & the Informed Citizen: Visual Literacy Political Cartoons to Graphic Novel Workshop- Saturday, Nov 17th...Sign up today!

Upcoming Democracy & the Informed Citizen: Visual Literacy Political Cartoons to Graphic Novel Workshop- Saturday, Nov 17th...Sign up today! -

Critical Reading and Engaged WritingSaturday, October 27, 2018 Chaminade University of Honolulu Henry Hall 207 8:30-4:00pm A workshop for K-12 teachers focused on the teaching of humanities critical thinking skills. The workshop will include sessions on:

Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops-Space is still available...Sign up today! -
10/22/2018
Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops-Space is still available...Sign up today!

Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops-Space is still available...Sign up today! -

Critical Reading and Engaged WritingSaturday, October 27, 2018 Chaminade University of Honolulu Henry Hall 207 8:30-4:00pm A workshop for K-12 teachers focused on the teaching of humanities critical thinking skills. The workshop will include sessions on:

Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops -
09/25/2018
Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops

Upcoming K-12 Teacher Workshops -

Critical Reading and Engaged WritingSaturday, October 27, 2018 Chaminade University of Honolulu Henry Hall 207 8:30-4:00pm A workshop for K-12 teachers focused on the teaching of humanities critical thinking skills. The workshop will include sessions on:

Hawaii History Day
08/13/2018

Hawaii History Day

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08/13/2018

Hawaii History Day's cover photo

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes THIS Wednesday! -
01/29/2018
Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes THIS Wednesday!

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes THIS Wednesday! -

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities will again select the Hawai’i History Teacher of the Year from among the completed nominations for the Teacher of the Year award.   The Gilder Lehman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-1...

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes Next Week Wednesday! -
01/23/2018
Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes Next Week Wednesday!

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes Next Week Wednesday! -

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities will again select the Hawai’i History Teacher of the Year from among the completed nominations for the Teacher of the Year award.   The Gilder Lehman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-12 teachers...

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes in 2 Weeks! -
01/17/2018
Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes in 2 Weeks!

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder - Closes in 2 Weeks! -

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in partnership with the Hawai’i Council for the Humanities will again select the Hawai’i History Teacher of the Year from among the completed nominations for the Teacher of the Year award.   The Gilder Lehman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-12 teachers...

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder
01/09/2018
Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-12 teachers who teach American history (including state and local history). The deadline for nominations are March 31, 2018. Once nominated, teachers have until April 30, 2018 to submit their application and supporting materials to complet...

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder
01/03/2018
Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder

Hawai‘i History Day Registration Reminder

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-12 teachers who teach American history (including state and local history). The deadline for nominations are March 31, 2018. Once nominated, teachers have until April 30, 2018 to submit their application and supporting materials to complet...

Hawai`i History Day Registration Reminder 2018
12/13/2017
Hawai`i History Day Registration Reminder 2018

Hawai`i History Day Registration Reminder 2018

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher of the Year award is open to K-12 teachers who teach American history (including state and local history). The deadline for nominations are March 31, 2018. Once nominated, teachers have until April 30, 2018 to submit their application and supporting materials to complete...

Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Student & Teacher Institute Applications Due Monday, November 27, 2017
11/21/2017
Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Student & Teacher Institute Applications Due Monday, November 27, 2017

Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Student & Teacher Institute Applications Due Monday, November 27, 2017

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESEagle Eye Citizen ContestTeachers can register and set up student accounts in order to participate. Each student who creates a challenge during the challenge period is automatically entered in the contest. The last day to submit a challenge is December 4, 2017.  If you have any…

Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!
11/14/2017
Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

COMMUNITY EVENTSHawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Hilo Palace Theater & Waimea Theater Kaua‘i November 16-19, 2017Film For Thought, A Partnership Program between the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Film For Thought (FFT) is a special progr...

Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!
11/08/2017
Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!

Local and Global History Using Local Literature Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!

COMMUNITY EVENTSHawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18, OahuNovember 2-12, 2017Film For Thought, A Partnership Program between the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Film For Thought (FFT) is a special program present...

Check out the 37th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival happening from November 2nd-12th on Oahu, then November 16t...
11/02/2017

Check out the 37th Annual Hawaii International Film Festival happening from November 2nd-12th on Oahu, then November 16th-19th on Hawai‘i and Kaua‘i islands!

There will be a Student Showcase on Oahu on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 10:30am, featuring TWO Hawaii History Day student documentaries that have been selected to showcase their work! There will be a Q&A session with each director at the end of the screening.

"Louis Armstrong's Role Against Racism"
Director: Emi Ahlo
School: Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama
Teacher: Kelly Vuikadavu

"Onipa‘a: Mokauea Island Fisherman Stand Up Against Oppression"
Director: Daymien Bunao
School: Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama
Teacher: Sarah Razee

HIFF's Student Showcase is open to the general public and free to attend.

Click on the link to view the schedule for the HIFF Student Showcase!

https://www.hiff.org/education/view/student-showcase

Check Out The Hawai‘i International Film Festival - November 2-12, 2017
10/31/2017
Check Out The Hawai‘i International Film Festival - November 2-12, 2017

Check Out The Hawai‘i International Film Festival - November 2-12, 2017

COMMUNITY EVENTSHawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18, OahuNovember 2-12, 2017Film For Thought, A Partnership Program between the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Hawai‘i International Film Festival (HIFF)Film For Thought (FFT) is a special program present...

Visit Hawai‘i History Day at the Schools of the Future Conference!
10/24/2017
Visit Hawai‘i History Day at the Schools of the Future Conference!

Visit Hawai‘i History Day at the Schools of the Future Conference!

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESSchools of the Future Conference 2017Hawai‘i Convention CenterThe Schools of the Future (SOFT) Conference encourages teachers and administrators from Hawai‘i's public, private, charter and parochial schools to focus on how to best transform our existing schools and create new le...

Humanities and the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!
10/19/2017
Humanities and the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

Humanities and the Legacy of Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESNormandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher InstituteNational History Day presents the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute which provides students and teachers with a life-changing look at the sacrifice Americans made...

Teaching History Workshop - THIS Saturday!
10/03/2017
Teaching History Workshop - THIS Saturday!

Teaching History Workshop - THIS Saturday!

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESNormandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher InstituteNational History Day presents the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute which provides students and teachers with a life-changing look at the sacrifice Americans made...

WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!
09/26/2017
WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - THIS Saturday!

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESHelp us find the 2018 National History Teacher of the Year!The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities is now seeking nominations for outstanding K-12 teachers who find creative ways to bring history alive in the classroom and in t...

WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!
09/20/2017
WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!

WWI and America and in Hawai‘i Teacher Workshop - NEXT Saturday!

TEACHER OPPORTUNITIESgilderlehrman.org/nhtoyNormandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher InstituteNational History Day presents the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student & Teacher Institute which provides students and teachers with a life-changing look at the s...

The Hawai'i History Day Teacher Resource Workshop took place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 on the grounds of Iolani P...
09/14/2017

The Hawai'i History Day Teacher Resource Workshop took place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 on the grounds of Iolani Palace. Here is a recap of our exciting walking tour to the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Hawaiian Historical Society, Hawaiʻi State Library, Hawai‘i State Archives and the King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center! Thank you to all those who helped make this workshop a success!!

Hawai‘i History Day Teacher Resource Workshop - THIS Wednesday!
09/11/2017
Hawai‘i History Day Teacher Resource Workshop - THIS Wednesday!

Hawai‘i History Day Teacher Resource Workshop - THIS Wednesday!

UPCOMING TEACHER WORKSHOPSHawai‘i History Day Teacher Workshop at Iolani PalaceTHIS Wednesday, September 13, 20178:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.Iolani PalaceKanaina Room Join us for a FREE History Day workshop for teachers on the island of Oahu.  Historians, Research Experts and the State Coordinator will le...

Thank you for making the 2017 Hawai'i History Day Kick Off a big Success!
09/09/2017

Thank you for making the 2017 Hawai'i History Day Kick Off a big Success!

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - THIS Saturday!
09/05/2017
Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - THIS Saturday!

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - THIS Saturday!

TEACHER WORKSHOPSHawai‘i History Day Teacher Workshop at Iolani PalaceNEXT Wednesday, September 13, 20178:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.Iolani PalaceKanaina Room Join us for a FREE History Day workshop for teachers on the island of Oahu.  Historians, Research Experts and the State Coordinator will lead educat...

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - Next Saturday!
08/30/2017
Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - Next Saturday!

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Oahu Kick Off - Next Saturday!

TEACHER WORKSHOPSHawai‘i History Day Teacher Workshop at Iolani PalaceWednesday, September 13, 20178:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.Iolani PalaceKanaina Room Join us for a FREE History Day workshop for teachers on the island of Oahu. Historians, Research Experts and the State Coordinator will lead educators th...

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events
08/23/2017
Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events

TEACHER WORKSHOPSHawai‘i History Day Teacher Workshop at Iolani PalaceWednesday, September 13, 20178:15 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.Iolani PalaceKanaina Room Join us for a FREE History Day workshop for teachers on the island of Oahu.  Historians, Research Experts and the State Coordinator will lead educators t...

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events
08/15/2017
Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events

Hawai‘i History Day 2017 Kick Off Events

TEACHER WORKSHOPSWorld War I and America and in Hawai‘iSaturday, September 30, 2017 8:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Chaminade University of Honolulu Henry Hall #207The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and the Chaminade History Center in association with the Hawai‘i World War One Centennial Task Force presen...

Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates
08/09/2017
Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates

Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates

Welcome back to school!  Hawai`i History Day is gearing up for an exciting 2017-2018 school year!---------------------------------------------------HAWAI`I HISTORY DAY 2017KICK OFF EVENTSHawai‘i - August 19Maui - August 26O‘ahu - September 9Get a head start on your History Day project!  Get answers…

Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates
08/03/2017
Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates

Hawai`i History Day Fall 2017 Updates

Welcome back to school!  Hawai`i History Day is gearing up for an exciting 2017-2018 school year!---------------------------------------------------HAWAI`I HISTORY DAY 2017KICK OFF EVENTSHawai‘i - August 19Maui - August 26O‘ahu - September 9Get a head start on your History Day project!  Get answers…

Congratulations to Emi Ahlo from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus for being selected to play her documentary, "Louis A...
06/14/2017

Congratulations to Emi Ahlo from Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Campus for being selected to play her documentary, "Louis Armstrong's Reluctant Role Against Racism," in the new Oprah Winfrey Theater in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture!

Kahuku High & Intermediate School girls visiting the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Cul...
06/12/2017

Kahuku High & Intermediate School girls visiting the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture!!

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Hawai‘i History Day

Hawai‘i History Day, a program of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history in grades 4-12. It promotes a theme-based, research-centered model for history and civics education. Students present their projects in an exhibit, performance, documentary, paper or website project. History Day culminates in the presentation and evaluation of these projects at school, district, state and national history days.

Hawai‘i History Day is a state affiliate of National History Day (NHD).

HAWAI‘I HISTORY DAY HAS THREE DIVISIONS:


  • Senior Division: Students in grades 9-12

  • Junior Division: Students in grades 6-8

  • Youth Division: Students in grades 4-5
  • STUDENTS PRESENT THEIR PROJECTS IN FIVE DIFFERENT FORMATS:


  • Exhibit

  • Performance

  • Documentary

  • Paper

  • Website
  • WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    Public, private, charter, Hawaiian language immersion and home school students in grades 4-12 are eligible to participate in the Hawai‘i State DOE District in which their school is located. FOR HAWAI‘I ENTRIES, GROUP SIZES ARE LIMITED TO 1-3 STUDENTS MAX.


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