Forty Years of the Humanities in Hawai‘i: The Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities began operation in 1973 to better bring the humanities to the public. This year we celebrate 40 years of being at the crossroads of ideas and public expression. Discover the history of the state humanities councils as we celebrate 40 years of connecting people with ideas that broaden perspectives, enrich lives and stregthen communities.

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences recently released its report titled "The Heart of the Matter" on the vital importance of the humanities and their role in fostering public civil discourse, building a creative, adaptable workforce, and securing a stronger, more competitive nation. View the companion film, produced by Emmy® Award-winning filmmakers Erik and Christopher Ewers, featuring director George Lucas, actor John Lithgow, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.

HCH Grants Program provides funding to individuals, as well as nonprofit organizations and institutions, for humanities-based projects that offer Hawai‘i audiences the opportunity to experience how the humanities can add new and balanced approaches to think critically about current and historical issues.
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Hawai‘i History Day
Hawai‘i History Day, an affiliate of National History Day, is a year-long history education program that invigorates the teaching and learning of history with a theme-based, research-centered model for history and civics education in grades 4 through 12.
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Motheread/Fatheread® Hawai‘i is a nationally acclaimed family literacy program aimed at helping parents talk about the books they read to their young children, encouraging family conversations about values and feelings, and improving reading comprehension and school readiness.
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HCH Partnerships feature public humanities programs and activities that enhance humanities education in our K-12 schools and local communities, including those that have been traditionally difficult to reach and less familiar with the humanities.
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