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    Communication in History

Houston ISD National History Day

  • HISD Innovation & Postsecondary Programming is excited to coordinate the district's 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, IB, and AP Social Studies. Research expresses that NHD students “outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects…” (NHD Executive Summary).

    Our HISD History Day competition will take place in February 2021, more details to come. If your school would like to participate in or learn more about our HISD History Day competition, please contact Rebecca Rice and visit nhd.org. She will guide you and your team through the very rewarding research and presentation expectations. Be sure to view our History Day fundamentals in our History Day folder.

    Registration details to come soon. Each school is invited to register two projects per category.  

Contact Us

  • Rebecca Rice
    AP/IB Curriculum Specialist, Innovation & Postsecondary Programming
    NHD Lead, Houston ISD
    Email: rrice2@houstonisd.org
    Jennifer Ertel
    Director, Innovation & Postsecondary Programming
    Telephone: 713-556-7444
    Fax: 713-556-6958
    Email: jertel@houstonisd.org

    "I learned professionalism and power within my voice through History Day." 

    --Young Women's College Prep High School Student