Educational Activities

DRT chapters around the state work with their local communities to education children about the history of Texas and to recognize outstanding students and teachers. Chapters organize local Student Essay Contests and Texas History Teacher Awards.

Student Essay Contest

The Education and Flag Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas conduct an annual Texas History Essay Contest for Fourth (4th) Grade Students and a Texas History Essay Contest for Seventh (7th) Grade Students.

Texas History Essay Topics for 2015

Topics of the Texas History Essays have been chosen by the DRT Education & Flag Committee with input from the 5th Vice President General, and Chapters will be notified no later than thirty days after Convention.

Fourth Grade – “The Runaway Scrape”

Seventh Grade – “The Legend of Jim Bowie”

Deadline: Each sponsoring chapter sets their own deadline for receiving the submitted essays. This is usually the month before they are due to their District Representatives. This gives them time to judge the winning essays for their chapter. So, be sure to contact the chapter for their actual deadline. Then the chapters submit their winning essays to the District Representative to be judged. The District Representative must receive the winning chapter’s essays no later than March 1st.

Read about the Contest Rules here and download essay submission forms.

Texas History Teacher Awards

The Education and Flag Committee of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas  conduct an annual Outstanding Fourth (4th) Grade Texas History Teacher Contest and an Outstanding Seventh (7th) Grade Texas History  Teacher Contest.

Instructions: The teacher should prepare an application that includes the information found in Nos. 1-4 below. The District Representative must receive the Chapter’s winning application no later than March 1st.

Read about the Contest Rules here and download submission forms.