Texas History Day

By: David De Boe

Type: General Entry

Published: August 1, 1995

Updated: May 17, 2018

Texas History Day is one of several educational programs of the Texas State Historical Association. A part of the National History Day program, Texas History Day is a competition for students in grades 6 through 12, whereby students demonstrate their interest in and knowledge of history. Students, who compete in a junior high (grades 6–8) or a senior high (grades 9–12) division, may enter one of five categories: a paper (only individual); an exhibit (individual or group); a performance (individual or group); a website (individual or group); or a documentary (individual or group). Students must win a first or second place at their regional fair before they are eligible to compete at Texas History Day, a one-day event held at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and the University of Texas at Austin each spring. Those winning first or second place at the state level advance to a national competition held at the University of Maryland in June. More than 67,000 students participate in the program in Texas at the local and regional level; approximately 800 of those advance to the state contest; and seventy or so of those represent Texas at the state level to compete in the national contest. Texas became involved in the national program in 1981. Texas placed within the top medal counts at the national level for the last eighteen year.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

David De Boe, “Texas History Day,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 14, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/texas-history-day.

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August 1, 1995
May 17, 2018