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Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.
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.
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.
The DBQ Project offers one or two day workshops for teachers to help them demystify documents analysis and persuasive writing for their students. We introduce our Six Step DBQ Project Method and then guide teachers through a documents based question to show them how to use it. Teachers learn how to help students thoroughly analyze primary and secondary source documents and how to guide students to organize and write...
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.