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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...
A PBS website dedicated to exploring the US-Mexican War, which ends with Texas becoming a part of the United States.
Get your herd across the river and to the market.
Can you spot your cattle among other herds?
An Interactive game that tests your ability to speak like and to understand a cowboy.
As trail boss, you must deliver your beeves safely to market. The future of the ranch depends on it.
Tally up your ranch savvy score with this test of your wrangling, roping, chuck cooking and housewifery skills.
Select the grub the boys will need for the trail drive ahead under the watchful eye of the techy chuck wagon cook.
Learn about life on the Texas Frontier with the PBS Speical Texas Ranch House and the Texas Ranch House Website.
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!
What issues do you want to ask candidates about? In Cast Your Vote, you choose the questions in a debate, rate their responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice.
Do you have a great idea about how to make positive change in your community? In Activate, you campaign for an issue of your choice. Manage your resources well and grow your organization from a few friends to a national movement! Engage the community and elected leaders to raise awareness and support for your cause. Good luck!
A collection of Interactive games designed for use in the classroom. Topics include the Branches of Government, The Constitution and Bill of Rights, Responsibility, Seperation of Powers, and Budjeting.
The All Rise Game will help both 4th and 7th grade students to understand the Texas Court System. The game can be played on a computer or by a class using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.
Students will have a great time learning the Pledge of Allegiance, using this interactive game. The game can be played individually on a computer or as a class using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.