Educator Resources: Experience the Bullock Museum—the biggest classroom in Texas.

Staff DevelopmentThe Bullock Museum provides tools for educators. Educators can prepare for their visit to the Bullock Museum, or use these on-demand tools such as: *Campfire Stories ---Interact with Texans gathered around a campfire to share their stories. Students will discover how people shape Texas's past and future. Texas History Timeline: Let your students travel through the past in a sweeping journey through Texas history. *Interactive Artifact Gallery --Examine curriculum-related Texas artifacts with an interactive gallery featuring hundreds of Museum objects. Digital La Belle Exhibition: The shipwreck La Belle is brought to vivid life for your classroom. Watch videos and reinforce learning with hands-on activities. Virtual Texas Capitol: A clickable Capitol feature allows students to explore the building as well as their roles in Texas government. The Texas Story Project: An authentic research and writing opportunity that encourages students to investigate and share their own Texas stories. Educators can also schedule learning experiences through the multiple Exhibitions and Films Exhibitions and films that extend classroom learning and reinforce the curriculum. *Texas History Galleries - The remains of the French sailing vessel La Belle were reassembled during a seven-month, award-winning exhibition at the Bullock Museum. Now on view, the shipwreck La Belle is the central artifact that will introduce new scholarship on early Texas history and anchor the Museum's permanent galleries. Discover the early history of Texas through the 17th-century ship, select original artifacts, and a 4D film that tell this important narrative. The opening of the La Belle exhibition signals completion of one phase of a major renovation of the Museum's first floor of permanent galleries. The fully renovated first floor will feature hundreds of unique artifacts spanning 13,000 years and a variety of engaging digital media components that will provide visitors with an in-depth understanding of the story of Texas. *Special Exhibitions - These exhibitions offer a focused examination of history, culture, and science. You can use lesson plans and activities in conjunction with a Museum visit to extend classroom learning. After the exhibitions have closed, use the content materials as supplementary activities to classroom curriculum. Special Exhibitions rotate frequently, so be sure to check the dates when planning your visit. *Films - Both the Texas Spirit Theater, a 4D experience, and the IMAX® Theatre offer a memorable and fun way to understand history, science, and culture.
Source:The Bullock Texas State History Museum
URL:http://www.thestoryoftexas.com/education/educators
Grade Level:Both
TEKS:4.5(A), 4.5(B), 4.5(C), 7.7(C), 7.7(D), 7.7(E)
Topics:Texas in the 1920s, World War II, Texas Since World War II

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