About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
AB History, College of the Holy Cross, 1978 MAT History/Education, Boston College, 1980 MA License 5-12 Social Studies
Richard Houston - History
The focus of my history teaching is the preparation of good citizens. Foundational knowledge of US government, critical thinking skills, and effective communication are incorporated into all my classes. The 2019-20 school year marks the 42nd year of my teaching career.
2006 Massachusetts Outstanding Teacher of American History, Daughters of the American Revolution
2006 Massachusetts and Northeast Regional Outstanding American History Teacher, Daughters of Colonial Wars
2007 Recognized on Christa’s Honor Roll of Teachers at Framingham State College
2012 Gilder Lehrman Massachusetts American History Teacher of the Year
2013 Educator of Distinction, The National Society of High School Scholars
2017 Senior Class Reflection Award, Harwich High School
2018 Ad Lucem Teacher Award at MRHS Commencement
2019 American Battlefield Trust Teacher of the Year
All students should check the twitter feed below ( @monomoyhistory ) on a regular basis for homework, test review, and other important information.
The Art of War Club. See Mr. Houston in room 235 for details about this club that focuses on watching and discussing films about war. Examples: Casablanca, The Longest Day, Band of Brothers, All Quiet on the Western Front, Bridges at Toko Ri, Platoon, The Pacific, Sands of Iwo Jima.