Welcome to the Houston ISD History Day Competition

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Our HISD district competition will be held on February 22nd, 2020 at Hattie Mae White. Registration closes on February 7th at 11:59 PM. Our HISD History Day page can be found at HoustonISD.org/HistoryDay and includes numerous teacher and student resources. 

Houston ISD is excited to support and coordinate the HISD 2019-2020 National History Day (NHD) competition. NHD gives students in grades K through 12 the opportunity to act as historians. HISD Social Studies teachers and students are encouraged to incorporate NHD components into their teaching. NHD expectations strongly align with HISD disciplinary practices. For example, primary document analysis is a critical component in NHD, Social Studies TEKS, and AP Social Studies. Research expresses that NHD students “outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects…” (NHD Executive Summary). If your school would like to participate in or learn more about our HISD History Day competition, please get in touch with Suzanne Acord and visit nhd.org. Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski can guide you and your team through the very rewarding research and presentation expectations. 

 

Contact 

Bonnie Arango

HISD  History Day Coordinator K-8

Bonnie.Arango@houstonisd.org

 

Falon Figurski

HISD History Day Coordinator High School

Falon.Figurski@houstonisd.org

 

Students, do you want to learn how to become a historian? Do you want to bring history alive? If so, you definitely want to consider participating in our HISD History Day competition. 

We are excited to support and coordinate the HISD 2019-2020 National History Day (NHD) competition. NHD gives students the opportunity to act as historians. HISD Social Studies teachers and students are encouraged to incorporate NHD components into their teaching and learning. NHD expectations strongly align with HISD disciplinary practices. For example, primary document analysis is a critical component in NHD, Social Studies TEKS, and AP Social Studies. Research expresses that NHD students “outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects…” (NHD Executive Summary). If your school would like to participate in or learn more about our HISD History Day competition, please get in touch with Bonnie Arango & Falon Figurski and visit nhd.org. Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski can guide you and your team through the very rewarding research and presentation expectations. 

 

Students who are interested in participating in our HISD History Day Competition should: 

1. Examine the nhd.org website to learn about History Day. Be sure to examine the student resources and the contest expectations. Examine past winning projects! 

2. Contact a teacher to serve as your advisor. Encourage your teacher to contact our HISD History Day Coordinators, Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski. Be sure to contact Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski if you are finding it difficult to identify a teacher. 

3. Work with your teacher to determine a topic. Use the resources on the nhd.org site to explore topics, research, and design your project. Examine the Texas State History Day site for special awards and photos from the state competition. 

4. Registration opens on January 5th, 2020. Registration closes on February 7th, 2020. Essays and websites must be submitted by February 7th for early judging. Please get in touch with Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski if you need assistance. 

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Bonnie Arango

HISD History Day Coordinator K-8

Bonnie.Arango@houstonisd.org

 

Falon Figurski

HISD History Day Coordinator High School

Falon.Figurski@houstonisd.org

Teachers, do you want to bring history alive with your students? If so, please consider participating in our HISD History Day competition. 

We are excited to support and coordinate the HISD 2019-2020 National History Day (NHD) competition. NHD gives students the opportunity to act as historians. HISD Social Studies teachers and students are encouraged to incorporate NHD components into their teaching. NHD expectations strongly align with HISD disciplinary practices. For example, primary document analysis is a critical component in NHD, Social Studies TEKS, and AP Social Studies. Research expresses that NHD students “outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects…”                               (NHD Executive Summary)

If your school would like to participate in or learn more about our HISD History Day competition, please get in touch with Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Arango and visit nhd.org. Mrs. Arango & Mrs. Figurski can guide you and your team through the very rewarding research and presentation expectations.  Teacher support is available. The Texas State History Day site explains special awards and tips for teachers.

Our HISD district competition will be held on February 22, 2020.

Registration opens on January 5th, 2019. Registration closes on February 7th. Essays and websites must be submitted by February 7th for early judging. Please get in touch with Mrs. Arango or Mrs. Figurski if you need assistance. 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you an educator, administrator, or historian who would like to support HISD's young historians? If so, please consider judging projects during our 2019 HISD History Day Competition. We invite you to judge projects on the day of the competition or remotely. Our essays and websites will need to be judged prior to our February 23rd event. Performances, documentaries, and exhibits will be judged during our HISD District History Day Competition on February 23rd at Hattie Mae White. 

 

Please contact Suzanne Acord if you would like to serve as a History Day judge. 

suzanne.acord@houstonisd.org

 

 

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