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"I was the first. Vote for Me!" is an interactive website that brings to life the important firsts in United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students. This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on...
A West Point graduate and a member of the Long Gray Line, Lieutenant Bonnell was assigned to the U.S. Army ’s 3rd Infantry Regiment when he successfully quelled an uprising of 1,700 Indian warriors through a peaceful negotiation with Caddo Chief Cortes; his efforts helped enable General Sam Houston to focus the full strength of his army on defeating Mexican troops led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the famed...
The 10 minute The Joseph Bonnell documentary, cut down to 4 minutes for museum use!
A documentary video from Fox Sports 1 about how football helped in the healing process after the explosion in West, Texas in April 2013. Teachers can use this video when discussing the impact of modern industry or in conjunction with similar incidents such as the Texas City explosion in 1947.
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