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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...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 details the creation and history of the Houston Astrodome through primary resources and oral histories.
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.
A series of interactive student games. These games help students learn about life in an East Texas forest, including weather, animals, trees, and more.
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...
Hurricane season begins June 1! The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center has predicted a near normal hurricane season for 2012 with possibly 12 to 17 named storms (tropical storms or hurricanes), 5 to 8 hurricanes and 2 to 3 major hurricanes. So far there have been 6 named storms and one tropical depression. Major hurricanes are classified as categories 3, 4 or 5 with...
An interactive website which helps students to find out who their Texas and US Representatives are, and to learn about them.
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!
In Do I Have A Right?, youll run your own firm of lawyers who specialize in constitutional law. Youll need to decide whether potential clients;have a right, and if so, match them with the right lawyer. The more clients you serve and the more cases you win, the faster your law firm will grow! Can you think on your feet? You are going to have to!
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
Have you ever wanted to knock some civic sense into someone? In Responsibility Launcher, you can ... You will remind citizens that their civic duties are not just responsibilities, they help get things done!
Do you know how people become citizens of the United States? In Immigration Nation, you will find out as you guide newcomers along their path to citizenship. Good luck!
What issues do you want to ask candidates about? In Cast Your Vote, you choose the questions in a debate, rate their responses, and vote for the candidate of your choice.
Do you have a great idea about how to make positive change in your community? In Activate, you campaign for an issue of your choice. Manage your resources well and grow your organization from a few friends to a national movement! Engage the community and elected leaders to raise awareness and support for your cause. Good luck!