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Nā Kumuwaiwai o nā Kumu ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

How to Do Deep Historical Research ma ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi!

The grassroots creation of an outstanding Hawaiʻi History Day ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi program continues! In talks with our kumu and judges this summer, we found that it would be of tremendous help to provide research resources for our ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi projects. In September 2020, we began a community partnership with Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa, an organization whose mission is “to advance Hawaiian knowledge systems, services, and research in the library and information science profession.”

What emerged: He PalapalaʻOhina Kumuwaiwai Noiʻi no ka Lā Mōʻaukala Hawaiʻi

NHIL librarian Annemarie Paikai created this beautiful and moving research guide, special for Hawaiʻi History Day. This guide and workbook opens paths to true treasures and rich archives of newspapers, maps, recordings of kūpuna, photographs, genealogies, moʻolelo, and more.

We are so grateful for the mana, love, and intention in this gift, and we are excited to share it with you.

To learn more about Nā Hawaiʻi ʻImi Loa, visit their website here.

Lā Mōʻaukala Puke Noiʻi Haumāna: A Research Resource Book for Students

The Hawaiʻi History Day team is excited to share the resource, Lā Mōʻaukala Puke Noiʻi Haumāna, created by Māhealani Lono of Ka ʻUmeke Kāʻeo Pcs. This research guide is an invaluable resource for teachers and students going through the process of developing an ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi History Day project. Containing sections on choosing topics, asking essential questions, finding sources, and more, this resource is the culmination of a Hawaiʻi History Day teacher with years of experience working with students. We are truly humbled and grateful for the hard work Māhealani put into creating this document.

Awaiaulu Research Portal

An exciting resource shared to us by our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Historian Consultant Kalikoaloha Martin, the Awaiaulu Research Portal offers research resources, including primary source documents, slideshows, games, and inquiry-based resources for students and teachers. We hope this resource will open even more doors for teachers and students who are doing research.

Visit the Awaiaulu Research Portal here.