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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...
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Austin native Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives) as he shares the remarkable story of Lionel Lopez, who helps people living in Colonias in South Texas.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Dallas native Owen Wilson as he recounts the life of "Blind" Willie Johnson, a gospel blues singer and guitarist. Made by Michael Cerny.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Alvin native Nolan Ryan, former Major League Baseball pitcher as he relates the very personal story of how something "Made in Texas" launched a Hall of Fame...
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring Midland native Laura Bush as she shares the remarkable story of George Dawson, who learned to read at 98.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed a series of sixty-second stories presented by well-known Texans that recall the many exceptional accomplishments made by other Texans. Enjoy this clip featuring North Richland Hills native Logan Henderson (Big Time Rush) as he recounts the history of the wild mustangs, who were once living symbols of the old west.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed an extensive film series of twenty-one Texas history tid-bits. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the history, so just sit back and enjoy this sneak peek featuring Texas native Jim Parsons as he discusses the discovery of oil at Spindletop.
Yes you heard right. Summer supports renewable energy. Its the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution and director Michael Cerny has shot a film series of 21 small Texas history clips.Summer -- who is a San Antonio native -- celebrates the development of Wind energy in Texas.
In commemoration of the 175th Anniversary of the Texas Revolution, Director Michael Cerny completed an extensive film series of twenty-one Texas history tid-bits. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the history, so just sit back and enjoy this sneak peek featuring Dallas native Luke Wilson as he discusses the incredible achievements of Texan automotive designer Carroll Shelby
The words "Mexican immigration" are usually enough to start a vibrant, politically and emotionally charged debate. Yet, the history of Mexican migration to the U.S. involves a series of ups and down—some Mexicans were granted citizenship by treaty after their lands were annexed to the U.S., and, until the 1970s, they were considered legally white—a privilege granted to no other group. At the same time, Mexicans...
In the century and a half since the war's end, historians, politicians, and laypeople have debated the causes of the U.S. Civil War: what truly led the Union to break up and turn on itself? And, even though it seems like the obvious answer, does a struggle over the future of slavery really explain why the south seceded, and why a protracted military struggle followed? Can any one explanation do so satisfactorily?...
After the chaos of the American Civil War, Congress and lawmakers had to figure out how to put the Union back together again–no easy feat, considering that issues of political debate were settled on the battlefield, but not in the courtroom nor in the arena of public opinion. How did the defeated South and often vindictive North manage to resolve their differences over issues so controversial that they had torn the...
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