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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...
An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year. This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930. This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
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...
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 email@example.com
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.
A Continent Divided: The US-Mexico War is a website which includes a timeline, primary and secondary sources, lesson plans and more and in relation to the war between the United States and Mexico.
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 interactive timeline explores the life and accomplishments of Julia Ideson, Houston's first librarian.
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.
Days of Dust" is a continuing Texas Panhandle-wide Community Engagement effort surrounding Ken Burns' film The Dust Bowl, which premiered on KACV and all PBS stations November 18 and 19, 2012. "Days of Dust" key partners include Amarillo College, Amarillo Independent School District, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Public Library, KACV - Public Television for the Texas Panhandle, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum...
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...
A PBS website dedicated to exploring the US-Mexican War, which ends with Texas becoming a part of the United States.
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!
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.
Interactive game to teach students about the Texas Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Government produced during the Convention of March 2-17 at Washington.
The educational website that follows the making of the film Texas Before The Alamo by Bill Millet.
The Social Studies Contest consists of 45 objective questions and an essay. Students are expected to master primary reading selections, as well as specific documents, and to be familiar with general-knowledge social studies concepts and terms. Each year, the contest focuses on a different topic area and a reading list that is provided by UIL.
Each spring break and summer, Education in Action offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy program to outstanding 4th-8th grade students. Participants travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin or Houston/Galveston to develop leadership skills and experience what they are learning in school through visits to significant Texas sites.