National History Day Rulebook
Above is a link to the National History Day Rulebook. The Commerce and East Texas History Day contest is a recognized regional affiliate of the National History Day contest and upholds the rules of the National History Day rulebook.
About the Commerce and East Texas Regional Texas History Day Contest
What is Texas History Day?
Each year thousands of students, encouraged by teachers and parents statewide, participate in the National History Day program in Texas. Texas History Day, an affiliate of NHD and is a highly regarded academic program for 6th through 12th grade students. Each year more than 65,000 Texas students join more than 500,000 students across the country for National History Day!
Texas History Day provides a framework for successful student projects. Each student bases their project on the same annual theme and rule book. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research at libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and more. Projects are not limited to any particular time period or geographic area. After analyzing and interpreting their source material, create a plan to present their findings to the peers and teachers before moving on to regional, state, and possibly national contests. Students can create and present original research papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries.
The student projects may be entered into competitions in the spring at one of our regional contests across Texas. Winners from each regional competition will advance to the state contest in Austin. Students who place first or second at our state contest advance to the National Contest held each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.
For more info, visit: TSHA: Texas History Day
Texas A&M Commerce Sam Rayburn Student Center
2600 W Neal St, Commerce, TX 75428
Tentative Schedule: What to Expect
*Times Subject to Change as Contest Approaches
** Check Door Signs for Changes or Modifications of the Schedule
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Registration
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Judges Orientation: Dedication Room
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Exhibit Set Up: Conference Room
ALL Exhibits must be setup by 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Judging and Interviewers
Exhibit Judging: Conference Room
Website/Paper: Vision Room
Docs/Performances: Innovation A Room
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch on your own (SRC Cafeteria)
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Exhibit Teardown
(All exhibits must be removed by 3:00)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.** Awards Ceremony: Conference Room
Student projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Historical Quality - 60%
- Relation to Theme - 20%
- Clarity of Presentation - 20%