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This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. According to Texas native and architectural maven Brantley Hightower, “You can read a town like a book…with plot points of its history revealed in its organization and architecture.” In this tour, we will take him at his word and check out some “books”— thirteen historic...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Texas is still part of Mexico when the first German pioneers arrive here in the 1820s. They came by the thousands, then tens of thousands – German immigrants weary of the growing oppression in their homeland but hopeful they could start a productive...
This online exhibit features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. The history of African Americans in Texas: A Lasting Legacy is the story of Texas… and Texans. From musicians to politicians, from cowboys to entrepreneurs, this rich, vibrant community played a vital role shaping the Lone Star state into who we are...
Texas would not be Texas without the profound influence of Hispanic leaders and citizens, whose legacies form an essential pillar of Texas history. We invite you to explore the contributions of Hispanic histories of the Lone Star State and to discover your own connections to the diverse and deeply rooted Hispanic communities of Texas. Part travel guide, part historical document, this tour takes you to the places...
The Bullock Museum features the Texas Story Project - where you can experience the diverse stories of Texas. Through this website you can share your Texas story, or read stories from people across Texas. Visit the website to join the experience.
Join the Texas Archive of the Moving Image for their online exhibit, Staring the Lone Star State. For over a century, Texas has served as a location for thousands of film productions, from independent features to Hollywood blockbusters. The state has also been home to some of cinema’s most influential players both in front of and behind the camera: Joan Crawford, Debbie Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert...
Learn more about your member of Congress, get in touch with them and see what they're up to. Follow the latest bills, see floor activity and explore votes from the palm of your hand.
A website, which works through phone text messaging, that allows teachers to send reminders and other messages to their students and parents. The website allows this to happen in a safe atmosphere as all phone number are kept confidential. Messages are one-way text messages.
TeacherKit is a personal organizer for teachers. It enables teachers to organize classes, and students. Its simple and intuitive interface enables teachers to track the attendance, grades and behavior of students.
Worried about getting your boat out this weekend? This handy little application provides the current water level for popular Texas lakes. Now includes a wind speed forecast for sailors. This update includes most of the Texas Lakes. Free app, available for Android devices.
This interactive timeline details the creation and history of the Houston Astrodome through primary resources and oral histories.
A series of interactive student games. These games help students learn about life in an East Texas forest, including weather, animals, trees, and more.
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories...
Hurricane season begins June 1! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center has predicted a near normal hurricane season for 2012 with possibly 12 to 17 named storms (tropical storms or hurricanes), 5 to 8 hurricanes and 2 to 3 major hurricanes. So far there have been 6 named storms and one tropical depression. Major hurricanes are classified as categories 3, 4 or 5 with...
An interactive website which helps students to find out who their Texas and US Representatives are, and to learn about them.
Do you know what the Texas state flower is? How about the official state vegetable? Learn about all the state symbols that make Texas so special here in the Texas Official Facts section. Then test your knowledge with the game that follows.
Howdy cowpokes! Let's take a tour of the Texas Capitol and learn all about its history! Just click on the object you want to learn about or on the room you want to go into and you're on your way! Get ready for a rootin'-tootin' Texas adventure!
Ever wondered how the Supreme Court really works? In Supreme Decision, you help cast the deciding vote. At stake is the suspension of Ben Brewer who wore his favor band t-shirt to school against dress policy. Youll help the final Justice make up her mind and influence the outcome of the case!
In Represent Me!, you work as a legislator trying to meet the needs of your constituents. The people who voted you into office have various backgrounds, diverse opinions, and they each want different things from you. As their representative, you must consider their backgrounds before deciding what bills to sponsor in Congress.
Want to make some laws? You can in LawCraft, where you play a member of Congress from the state of your choice. Youll pick an issue thats important to you and your constituents and take it all the way through the law-making process. If you are successful, youll have a bill you can print and show off. See if you can make the compromises necessary to get your bill passed and still make a law you are proud of!
Do you like running things? Branches of Power allows you to do something that no one else can: control all three branches of government! Youll have the power to write any laws you want about issues you choose. Careful, though, theres a lot to juggle when you are playing all three branches. Good luck!
In Do I Have A Right?, youll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. Youll need to decide whether potential clients;have a right, and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You are going to have to!
Ever tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins! Cases include: Brown v. Board of Education New Jersey v. T.L.O Texas v. Johnson Miranda v. Arizona Snyder v. Phelps
Have you ever wanted to knock some civic sense into someone? In Responsibility Launcher, you can ... You will remind citizens that their civic duties are not just responsibilities, they help get things done!
Do you know how people become citizens of the United States? In Immigration Nation, you will find out as you guide newcomers along their path to citizenship. Good luck!