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The traditional story of the Texas Revolution remembers the Alamo and Goliad but has forgotten Matamoros, the strategic Mexican port city on the turbulent lower Rio Grande. In this provocative book, Craig Roell restores the centrality of Matamoros by showing the genuine economic, geographic, social, and military value of the city to Mexican and Texas history. Given that Matamoros served the Mexican states of...
The excavation of the shipwreck La Belle grabbed public attention in Texas, across the nation, and overseas. Especially enthralled with the discoveries from the ship were schoolchildren. Pam Wheat-Stranahan, named by the Texas Historical Commission to head the educational efforts associated with the excavation’s traveling exhibit, continued her work on this project after leaving the THC. Now, her teacher’s guide,...
On a frigid, stormy day in February of 1686, a small French sailing ship lost control and ran aground in Matagorda Bay. The crew had braved an ocean voyage, attacks by pirates, raids by Native Americans, and ravaging diseases under the command of famed explorer Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, hoping to establish a colony in the New World. Pounded in the Texas bay by gale winds and storm surges, La Belle finally...
The open country of Texas between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande was sparsely settled through the nineteenth century, and most of the settlers who did live there had Hispanic names that until recently were rarely admitted into the pages of Texas history. In 1935, however, a descendant of one of the old Spanish land-grant families in the region—a woman, no less—found an ingenious way to publish the history of...
Digital Version - The Biography Readers:•Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities•Build reading skills while covering social studies content•Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach•Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESLThis Biography Reader also shows students the obstacles and hardships that many of our country's heroes had to...
Directions on how to create a tab book. 
Directions on how to create a folded-envelope invitation card.
Directions on how to create a ribbon-tied invitations.
Directions on how to make a min-scrapbook.
Directions on how to make a miniature book. 
A blank line or bar graph grid.
A worksheet, a map of the rivers in Texas.
A worksheet, a map of the Texas Counties without names. 
A worksheet, map of the Texas Counties with the names included. 
A worksheet on Texas Geology. 
A blank Texas outline map from the Texas Almanac.
A Teachers guide on Hurricanes, including how to prepare, the effects of a hurricane, and myths about hurricanes.
Engage students in 24 lessons about Texas geography and history. Build a bridge of understanding about Texas mountains and basins. Create communication systems for early explorers. Construct tools for early Texas industries. Invent a skit to encourage settlement for Stephen F. Austin. Devise a solution to help Texans survive and thrive throughout its colorful history. In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of...
The musical voice of Texas presents itself as vast and diverse as the Lone Star State's landscape. According to Casey Monahan, Director of the Texas Music Office, "To travel Texas with music as your guide is a year-round opportunity to experience first-hand this amazing cultural forceÃ'Â....Texas music offers a vibrant and enjoyable experience through which to understand and enjoy Texas culture." Building on the...
"Teaching Diversity" is aligned with Chapter 113. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Beginning with School Year 2011-2012. This GUIDE provides a comprehensive list of all K-12 standards that reference Jews, Judaism, and Israel; religious and cultural diversity; and the impact of diverse groups on history, government, law, and geography and aligns these with resources for developing accurate...
De-Mystifying Religion” was originally developed for CSCOPE professionals developing curriculum for the Educational Service Centers throughout the State of Texas. It is aligned with Chapter 113. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Beginning with School Year 2011-2012. This document selects specific TEKS that reference Jews, Judaism, and Israel including Jewish impact on/contributions to the...
Ten engaging documents based questions about Texas History: Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive? Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal, Texas Oil and Social Change: What Story Should be Told? Politics or Principle: Why Did Lyndon Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Materials guide students through the Six Step DBQ Method to analyze primary and secondary source documents and then write an argumentative...
 Spanish Texas, 1519–1821Revised EditionBy Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph Modern Texas, like Mexico, traces its beginning to sixteenth-century encounters between Europeans and Indians who contested control over a vast land. Unlike Mexico, however, Texas eventually received the stamp of Anglo-American culture, so that Spanish contributions to present-day Texas tend to be obscured or even...
Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right by Sean P. Cunningham examines the remarkable history of Republican Texas in Cowboy Conservatism: Texas and the Rise of the Modern Right. Utilizing extensive research drawn from the archives of four presidential libraries, gubernatorial papers, local campaign offices, and oral histories, Cunningham presents a compelling narrative of the most notable...
Learn more about the Maxey House and family through puzzles and other fun activities in the Sam Bell Maxey House Activity Guide (PDF).
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