Welcome to the Houston ISD History Day Competition

Important Dates & Times

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the inclement weather the deadline of project submission and registration has been extended to Friday, March 5th. The virtual showcase will take place on March 6th and awards will be announced by March 10th. Please contact Rebecca Rice, rrice2@houstonisd.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

Our HISD district competition will be held virtually this year. Registration opens at noon January 6, 2021. Registration closes on February 19th March 5th at 11:59 PM. All projects will need to be submitted into the system by the Febraury 19th March 5th deadline. Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 6th. 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 2020-2021 Texas History Day competition, an affiliate of National History Day. 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 Rebecca Rice and visit texashistoryday.org.  Ms. Rice can guide you and your team through the very rewarding research and presentation expectations. 

 

Contact 

Rebecca Rice

email: RRICE2@houstonisd.org

phone: 713-556-6153

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the inclement weather the deadline of project submission and registration has been extended to Friday, March 5th. The virtual showcase will take place on March 6th and awards will be announced by March 10th. Please contact Rebecca Rice, rrice2@houstonisd.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

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 2020-2021 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 Rebecca Rice and visit nhd.org. Ms. Rice 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 Coordinator, Ms. Rice. Be sure to contact Ms. Rice 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 6th, 2021. Registration closes on February 19th 26th, 2021.    

  • The contest is all virtual this year so all projects must be submitted by Febuary 19th 26th.
  • Documentaries- Please upload your video to google drive. Change the settings to anyone can view. This will allow the judges to view it. Please ensure your documentary is easy to open and play by the 19th 26th. Check your video or link numerous times on different computers to ensure it can be viewed. Check your volume.

5. All projects (including papers) must have a process paper. Also make sure you have referenced the 2020-2021 rule book and theme book. Both can be found on the NHD website.

6. All projects must have an annotated bibliography with full citations. URLs alone are not citations.

 

Please get in touch with Ms. Rice if you need assistance.

 

 

 

 

Contacts

Rebecca Rice

HISD History Day Coordinator 

rrice2@houstonisd.org

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the inclement weather the deadline of project submission and registration has been extended to Friday, March 5th. The virtual showcase will take place on March 6th and awards will be announced by March 10th. Please contact Rebecca Rice, rrice2@houstonisd.org, if you have any questions or concerns.

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 2020-2021 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 Ms. Rice and visit nhd.org. Ms. Rice 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 virtual. All registration and projects must be submitted by February 19 26, 2021. Awards will be announced on Saturday, March 6th.

Registration opens on January 6th, 2021. Registration closes on February 19th 26th. 

  • All projects must be submitted by February 19th. Each school can submit two projects per category.
  • Documentaries- Please upload your video to a google drive folder. Change the settings to any one can view. This will allow the judges to view it. Please ensure your documentary is easy to open and play by the 19th 26th. Check your video or link numerous times on different computers to ensure it can be viewed. Check your volume.
  •  All projects (including papers) must have a process paper. Also make sure you have referenced the 2020-2021 rule book and theme book. Both can be found on the NHD website.

  • All projects must have an annotated bibliography with full citations. URLs alone are not citations.

 

Please get in touch with Ms. Rice if you need assistance.

 

Contacts

Rebecca Rice

HISD History Day Coordinator 

email: rrice2@houstonisd.org

phone: 713-556-6153

 

 

 

Are you an educator, administrator, or historian who would like to support HISD's young historians? If so, please consider judging projects during our 2021 HISD History Day Competition. We invite you to judge projects remotely, March 6-March 9, 2021. Our competition is completely virtual this year so all projects will be judged remotely. The categories available for judging are essays, websites, performance, documentaries and exhibits. We will be announcing our winners by Wednesday, March 10th.  

 

Please contact Rebecca Rice at rrice2@houstonisd.org for more information. 

 

 

 

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