The Hawaiʻi History Day 2021-2022 season has begun! We’re still all caught in the virtual world, but we’re so looking forward to working with you. In this space, you can find a variety of resources. Some of them are specific to History Day, while others are universally valuable pedagogical tools for a teacher in the humanities.
New to History Day? See these videos from National history Day (NHD) for some helpful resources.
Additional video resources from NHD can be found on our Padlet page.
Need a starting point for starting History Day for 2021-2022? Our Master Teacher, Dorian Langi, has put together resources for teachers who are looking to start teaching History Day curriculum in their classrooms. See these resources below.
Getting Started Powerpoint: Click below to download our powerpoint. This presentation is a step-by-step guide for what steps to take if you want to have your students start a History Day project.
Hawaiʻi Topics for 2021-2022: Click here for a list of project topics specific to Hawaiʻi. Project topics are not limited to local topics, but if you and your students need inspiration and topic options, look here!
See the section below (Teacher and Student Workshop Resources) for a more detailed description of our Padlets.
2020 Dorie’s Teacher Resource Padlet–Compiled by our Master teacher, Dorian Langi, this Padlet provides resources for teachers at all stages of the History Day project process.
2020 Mālama Our History Community Speaker Padlet–This Padlet provides all resources provided by organizations who shared in our Community Speaker series. Featuring presentations by: Bishop Museum, Filipino-American Historical Center of Hawaiʻi, Hawaiian Mission Houses, Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation, Hula Preservation Society, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and East West Center, King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center, ʻUluʻulu: The Henry Kuʻualoha Giugni Moving Archive of Hawaiʻi, Kona Historical Society, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and University of Hawaiʻi Congressional Papers.
2020 October Hawaiʻi History Day Categories Workshops Padlet–This Padlet provides all videos and resources from our October 2020 teacher and student workshops on Hawaiʻi History Day categories–Papers, ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, Websites, Documentaries, Exhibit Boards, and Performances.
2020-2021 September Writing Workshops Padlet–This Padlet archives all videos and resources provided during our September 2020 Writing Workshops for students and teachers.
2020-2021 Hawaiʻi History Day Teacher Kickoffs Padlet–This Padlet archives all of the videos and materials covered during our Hawaiʻi History Day Kickoffs.
Teacher Workshop – Protest, Racism, and Social Change Resources–This collaborative Padlet provides resources and materials from the 2020 teacher workshop on Protest, Racism, and Social Change Resources.
History Textbook Padlet–Resources provided by Professor Mitch Yamasaki and Chaminade History Center for our teachers and students.
National History Day Historical Argumentation Padlet–Course materials from the NHD Summer course on Historical Argumentation
For teachers in our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi category, we hope these resources can help to support you and your students in the process of doing Hawaiʻi History Day.
Why Do ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi For History Day? Watch Kumu Māhealani Lono’s video, Lā Mōʻaukala Hawaiʻi ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi as she explains the importance of History Day.
For more resources, please visit our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi resource page.
Woman and the American Story–We are excited to offer exciting and valuable resources from our 2020 teacher workshops on Woman and the American Story. See below for videos on our two workshop sessions:
Women and the American Story: Settler Colonialism and the Revolution (1692-1783)
Women and the American Story: Confidence and Crises (1920-1948)
“We always learn history in the books at school, but this time, I learned about the history in my blood. I became so emotionally attached to this topic, and still am. After first hearing about it. [I] was immersed in every source I found—whether it be smiling, as the Manongs did on screen, feeling the adrenaline as the strike began, or even crying a few times. This history was my history and it became my mission to bring light to the obscure origins of this topic. The more I researched, the less I found about the Filipinos as everything shifted back to the Mexicans, thus motivating me to do as much research as I could to do this topic and the Filipinos justice. Aside from the cultural aspect, it was both heartwarming and inspiring to learn about the unification of the groups and their success despite the odds.”
—Haley Evile, Mililani High School
2018 Senior Individual Documentary
The Delano Grape Strike: Unification by Conflict, Amelioration by Compromise