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Jim Woodrick from the Texas History Snippets blog has created a valuable resource for classrooms and anyone interested in Texas history. Through the Digital Interactive Map, users can click on locations and roads that were significant to the history of Texas. Specifically, the site includes content from the Spanish Colonial Period, Mexican Texas, the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and Texas in the late...
This is a new online exhibit, that features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Download the app directly to your iOS or Android device. The Texas Historical Commission’s mobile tour World War II on the Texas Home Front explores the legacy of the war effort in Texas. From Navy shipbuilding yards and Army airfields...
Companion web site to the EMMY Award winning documentary on the life of Sam Houston. Contains an interactive timeline, free downloadable podcasts, Google Maps, lesson plans, games, word finds, a musical on Houston's life for secondary performance, and educational video.
The Old Red Museum offers a variety of youth programs for children outside of the school setting, such as daycare programs, summer programs, holiday programs and scouting programs. Reservations are required.
Texas Time Travel is your statewide resource for exploring Texas’ historic and cultural treasures. Use our Plan Your Adventure tools, travel themes, events calendar, travel guides, and mobile tours to find and learn about historic sites across the 10 heritage trail regions of the Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Heritage Trails Program. Or, select a region below to begin your adventure in your favorite part of...
The Bullock Museum features the Texas Story Project - where you can experience the diverse stories of Texas. Through this website you can share your Texas story, or read stories from people across Texas. Visit the website to join the experience.
This is an interactive guide that includes descriptions for all of the programs and educator resources available by the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in a printable format. For more information please contact Education Coordinator Elaina Cunningham at 651-2258 or ecunningham@pphm.wtamu.edu
This is an online exhibit on the Colonization of Texas that includes detailed information on Anglo-American Colonization, Texas' Revolution, Independence as well as provided Lesson Plans, a extensive bibliography, and checklist of objects among other things.
The Texas Historical Landmarks App elegantly integrates Texas’ most cherished landmarks in an easy-to-use mobile interface. The app contains over 14,000 of Texas' designated state markers with full descriptions and lots of fun features that make learning our state's rich history a blast for students and adults! The app is currently free for all iPhone users.
Join the Texas Archive of the Moving Image for their online exhibit, Staring the Lone Star State. For over a century, Texas has served as a location for thousands of film productions, from independent features to Hollywood blockbusters. The state has also been home to some of cinema’s most influential players both in front of and behind the camera: Joan Crawford, Debbie Reynolds, Matthew McConaughey, and Robert...
This interactive timeline explores the like of Felix Tijerina. Mr. Tijerina was a businessman and entrepreneur who also promoted education within Houston's Hispanic communities throughout his life.
This interactive timeline details the history of the African American Library at the Gregory School in Houston, Texas from its founding to the present day.
This site supports Houston Arts and Media's award-winning Birth of Texas documentary series. It will contain a total of eight feature length films and run from Spanish Texas until statehood. Included will be curriculum guides and a links page for each film as they are completed. You may also purchase the DVDs from this site.
The JFK Assassination Timeline was created to foster a better understanding of the events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. The timeline begins in 1917 with his birth and ends in 2017 with the possible release of new assassination-related materials by the government. This multi-media research tool is enhanced with photographs, film and video footage, documents and artifacts from the Museum's...
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963 devastated the nation and stunned the world. Fifty years later, President Kennedy is being remembered with exhibits, books, films, and other commemorative events being held around the world and on the Internet. But what happened to the Kennedys that day is only part of the story. Also shot was Texas Governor John Connally, who eventually...
A website dedicated to the case Delgado v. Bastrop ISD, that includes a case summary, resources, a video, and a break down of the decision.
A website dedicated to the court case Hernandez v. Texas, that includes a case summary, teacher resources, a video, links, and information to break down the decision.
In partnership with the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), JoSara MeDia presents this multimedia app on The Battle of San Jacinto, called “one of the decisive battles of the world.” With links for in-depth research to TSHA’s highly acclaimed Handbook of Texas Online, the battle is recreated in words, pictures, interactive panoramas and maps.
Historypin is a way for millions of people to come together, from across different generations, cultures and places, to share small glimpses of the past and to build up the huge story of human history. Everyone has history to share: whether its sitting in yellowed albums in the attic, collected in piles of crackly tapes, conserved in the 1000s of archives all over the world or passed down in memories and old stories...
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!
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