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Hawaiʻi History Day Kickoff Recording

We are happy to share the recording of our 2023-2024 Virtual Kickoff from this past Saturday (10/30/23). For your convenience, timestamps have been added so that you can easily navigate to specific chapters and presentations you wish to see. Also, check out our new teacher and student resource Padlets below. Happy History Day!

New Resource Padlets for 2024:

Launched on the day of our Kickoff, these 2024 resource Padlets for students and teachers are your one-stop shop for the resources you can use this season. Check these frequently for updates and new materials!

Click here to access our Student Resource Padlet




Website and Documentary Resources

We are excited to share new resources for those doing Website or Documentary Projects.

For Websites:
  • If you need help getting started, see our Website Guide
  • More detailed guides can be found on NHDⓇ’s Padlet. Visit this Padlet to see the Category Rules, Instructional Videos, and more. This is your one-stop shop for all your website needs.
  • The Hawaiʻi History Day Team has put together this instructional video with tips on doing your website. It is a good starting point!

For Documentaries
  • Our History Day Master Teacher and volunteer, Dorian Langi, has put together this instructional video with tips on doing your documentary. Thank you Dorie!

If you have any questions or need any help on anything, email us at historyday@hihumanities.org.

Getting Started with the 2024 Theme

2023-2024 Hawaiʻi History Day Theme Resources

This year, the theme for History Day is “Turning Points in History.” For more details on the theme for this year, see the 2023–2024 theme description.

2024 Hawaiʻi–Specific Topics

Need topic ideas for your project? See this year’s list of project Hawai’i-specific project topics that connect to the theme Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. You are not required to do Hawai’i-specific topics, but it is great to explore the history in our backyard!

Click for to see our Hawai’i-specific topic list


Quick Links to Important Things…

Click to access our Hawai’i History Day 2023–2024 Calendar. (Coming Soon)

Keeping track of the dates is important! Use this calendar to ensure that you are on track with your History Day project. Review the dates of registration and fairs!

Research Resources

Visit our Research Resource Padlet, your one-stop shop for all of our research resources on a variety of project topics. Check back, as we will update this regularly!

Visit our Padlet here.