Hawai‘i History Day is a program of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, celebrating its 29th anniversary. History Day aims to foster the perspectives and methods of thoughtful judgment derived from the study of history. History Day promotes active learning and the development of history’s “habits of the mind.” Visit the About Page to learn more about Hawai‘i History Day.
Visit Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities website to learn about the organization.
Triumph & Tragedy in History: History Day 2018-2019 Theme
Every year History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2018-2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.