Texas History Day
Texas History Day, part of the National History Day program, is a yearlong education program that culminates in an annual state-level history fair for students in grades six through twelve. It provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of history, critical thinking, analytical reading, writing, presentation, media design, and public performance skills through creative and original papers, performances, documentaries, web sites or exhibits.
The Texas State Historical Association coordinates the Texas program, which involves over 45,000 young Texans statewide. Over 1,000 students participate in the state level History Day contest with approximately 60 students representing Texas at National History Day each year in Washington, D.C. Over the years, Texas students have garnered many national awards and scholarships and are often recognized as top competitors.
There are a variety of Special Awards available at the state contest to recognize students for their outstanding accomplishment. The best papers from the writing category are also eligible for publication in the Texas Historian, the official journal of the Junior Historians of Texas. More information and updates can be found on our K-12 student Facebook page.