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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 an excellent resource on the history and historical significance of the UT Tower Tragedy. This is a public history project completed by UT History graduate students and the School of Information students under the direction of Dr. Joan Neuberger, professor of Public History at the University of Texas at Austin. It is a well researched (over 7 months) historical work and a resource for anyone interested in...
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.
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 creation and history of the Houston Astrodome through primary resources and oral histories.
This interactive timeline details the events of the night that President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, and Lady Bird Johnson visited Houston on the occasion of a League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) banquet. President Kennedy was assassinated the following day in Dallas, and the timeline also includes the reactions and reflections of John J. Herrera, a...
This interactive timeline explores Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's influence on civil rights in Houston, Texas and his involvement in the historic March on Washington. It includes primary source material from The Informer and The Forward Times, two of Houston's African American newspapers.
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.
The Texas Slavery Project examines the spread of American slavery into the borderlands between the United States and Mexico in the decades between 1820 and 1850. American slaveholders began migrating to the Mexican province of Texas in the 1820s, where they established a society like those developing at the same time in Mississippi and Alabama. Tensions quickly rose between these Anglo settlers and the government of...
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 tried to win a disagreement? In Argument Wars you will try out your persuasive abilities by arguing a real Supreme Court case. The other lawyer is your competition. Whoever uses the strongest arguments wins! Cases include: Brown v. Board of Education New Jersey v. T.L.O Texas v. Johnson Miranda v. Arizona Snyder v. Phelps
In early 1836, Texans were involved in a life and death struggle for freedom from Mexico. They sent representatives from every municipality to a constitutional convention in the small town of Washington, on the Brazos River. In two tense weeks, these Texans declared independence and created a constitutional republic based on the democratic principles they all held dear. Explore this FUN website to discover their...
Follow the key moments in Houstons life with this dynamic, interactive timeline. Also included are many important historical events that occurred during the period.
This site will provide you with information on curriculum, assessment, rules, etc.  We welcome any suggestions you may have that will improve this site for individuals working to provide high quality social studies programs for students.
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