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Thie Week in Texas History, a video series released by the Texas General Land Office, documents significant dates in Texas History throughout the calendar year. In this video, learn about the origins of the Lonestar Texas Flag. The video explores the competing design options of the time period and the origin of the iconic winning design by Texan Charles Stewart. 
Join the LBJ Library on Feb. 21, 2018 from 8:30am-3:30pm for a teacher workshop on the history of minority voting rights in the United States. Experts on the subject will present and time will be allotted for teachers to utilize the National Archives DocsTeach platform to create lesson plans. Additionally, the LBJ will provide classroom resources for teachers...
TSHA hosts the Exploring Texas Workshop Series every year. Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practitioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography, economics, civics, and skill building.The next event in the series is the...
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park has recently released a short video documenting the accomplishments of Ninfa Laurenzo. Ninfa Laurenzo, with the support of her husband and family, popularized fajitas in Tex-Mex restaurants and set numerous other trends in Houston food culture during the 20th century. Later in life, Laurenzo became very active in Texas politics. HAM slice #47 traces Laurenzo's life and legacy...
2018 marks the 300th anniversary of San Antonio. To commemorate the occasion, the Alamo presents the Tricentennial Educator Workshop Series. The series of workshops will cover the eras of Texas History from 1400-1836. Specifically, the series will focus on the significant role of the Alamo over the 300 years of San Antonio history. The intended audience for each workshop is educators and CPE credit hours are offered...
The one-day 2018 Region 4 Social Studies conference will be held on January 27th, 2018 for all Social Studies teachers, supervisors, and coordinators. The conference aims to deliver best practices for the 21st-century social studies classroom. Major themes at the conference will be technology applications, instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners, differentiation, and effective assessment. The...
In a recent release of the Texas Originals podcast by Humanities Texas, the story of Lorenzo de Zavala is documented. Zavala had a strong commitment to fighting oppression. Zavala was a leading official in the Mexican government under Santa Anna in the early 19th century, but he began to disapprove of Santa Anna's consolidation of power in Texas in the 1830s. At this time, Zavala became a prominent...
In a recent release of the Texas Originals podcast by Humanities Texas, the story of Lorenzo de Zavala is documented. Zavala had a strong commitment to fighting oppression. Zavala was a leading official in the Mexican government under Santa Anna in the early 19th century, but he began to disapprove of Santa Anna's consolidation of power in Texas in the 1830s. At this time, Zavala became a prominent...
The Texas Land Title Association, Phoenix 1 Restoration and Construction, and the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission have partnered together to present Real Places 2018. The event will include addresses by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Texas writer Joe Nick Patoski, preservation economist Donovan Rypkema, and others. Entertainment will be provided by Ray Benson (of Asleep at the Wheel) and the...
James Harkins from the Texas General Land office presents an early photographic map of Austin in 1887 and a map used by Stephen F. Austin during the Mexican National period. Harkins explains the way in which maps were used by empresarios to advertise to settlers.  Harkins also explains the way in which maps demonstrate change over time.
The Texas Archive of the Moving Image has recently released The Henry Kuempel Collection. The Texas Archive of the Moving Image received the films as a donation from the Austin History Center. The collection consists of the home movies shot by Kuempel, Texas resident, from the 1940s and 1950s. The films show a glimpse of the final days of Austin street cars, the early days of Round Up celebrations at the University...
The Texas Navy Association has recently released How the Texas Navy Saved the Revolution, a 22-minute video source documenting the role of the Texas navy in the Texas Revolution. The film advances the mission of the Texas Navy Association to present the history of the Texas Navy to Texans and non-Texans alike. The resource is FREE to teachers who complete a short survey at https://texasnavy.org/TeachersFilmRequest...
The Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the missions inspired the Texas State Historical Association to feature Dr. Jesús “Frank” de la Teja, Director for the Center for...
Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.
New History at Old Red: DemocracyExperts Discuss State, Naional, and Global DemocracyLectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World,...
The Texas State Histroical Association provides a series of videos documenting the role Texas played in WWI. Sample topics include "Women of Fort Worth during WWI" and "WWI Training Camp in Downtown Houston"
The Central Texas Historical Association encourages the appreciation, understanding, and teaching of the rich and unique history of Central Texas. One way in which they do this is throgh their Fall Educational Symposium. Information on the latest symposium can be found on their site.
TSHA hosts the Exploring Texas Workshop Series every year. Teachers in attendance can receive professional development credit for attending sessions with accessible historical content and pedagogoical advice from renowned scholars, respected classroom practicioners, and organizations with expertise in the fields of history, geography, economics, civics, and skill building.2017-2018 ScheduleAmarillo - July 21,...
Every year the Texas Council for the Social Studies hosts a conference with thousands of attendees looking to share teaching strategies, business practices, and stories.  They host panels throughout the event on the cutting edge teaching techniques and research being done in the field.The 2017 Conference will be held from October 20-22 at Omni Mandalay, Las Colinas, Texas.
This two day workshop specializes in helping teachers design lesson plans and engage with students on challenging topics such as: Reconstruction, Civil Disobedience and Reform Movements, Constitutional Changes. This session will be hosted over the course of two days, October 9 – 10 from 9am to 4pm at 5800 Bell Street, Amarillo Texas.
An annual conference, established in 2009,  which highlights and emphasizes the history of Texas and the role Texans have played in shaping the history of the United States. Each year academics, authors, and enthusiasts gather to discuss themes related to Texas and its place in history.  Previous themes include: World War I, The Alamo, The Civil War and The City of Austin.
This workshop focuses on helping teachers expose themselves to and learn to utilize vocabulary to instruct students in a social studies classroom.  The ideal result is a learning environment in which students understand clearly what the vocabulary means and have a basis to use academic vocabulary in their own writings and research. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This workshop centers on promoting higher levels of student engagement in social studies curriculum.  Teachers will learn and discuss learning techniques and management styles which will best help students engage with social studies more directly and understand its relevance without having the teacher be to focus of the experience. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This brief lecture explores a variety of strategies to help students engage with research and other literacy-based components of a well-rounded social studies education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 1 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop introduces teachers to the Independent Investigation Method (IMM).  The IMM is a 7-step procedure for teaching students to engage with and apply research skill properly.  It focuses on a cross-curricular approach emphasizing inquiry driven education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 5 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
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