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Women and the Rangers: Mothers, Wives, & Daughters. The words “Texas Ranger” do not usually call to mind the picture of a woman, yet women have played an important part in the history of the Rangers. They have been mothers and grandmothers, sisters and daughters, sweethearts and wives, aunts and nieces, friends and foes. Women were also commissioned as Special Rangers in the 1920s – 1940s, with one even...
Lone Star Legacy is an online journal that details the struggles, existence, and triumphs of trailblazing men and women who have contributed to African-American History throughout Texas. Lone Star Legacy welcomes Poetry, Photographs, Interviews, Prose, Essays, and Journalistic Articles that capture extraordinary stories about everyday people and events connected to the great state of Texas. Lone Star Legacy is...
This is a travel guide prepared by the Texas Historical Commission with extensive information on Texas' involvement in World War II.It includes a day by day timeline, a historical synopsis of the history of Texas before and after the War, and sites of WWII in Texas.
This is a free digital copy of the book Tejanos Through Time: Selections from the Handbook of Tejano History offered exclusively by the Texas State Historical Association. It highlights Tejano individuals, organizations and events. The book focuses on the special place in history that Tejanos have for having been a province of colonial Spain, a state in the Republic of Mexico, and an independent country before it...
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.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The papers of Dr. Hector P. Garcia, Corpus Christi physician and champion of Mexican American civil rights, will soon be easier to view from around the world as part of a processing and digitization project planned by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The project will do more than just put the documents online, although that is a huge benefit. It will make the collection more...
This film/documentary features the story of Lt. Col. William Edwin Dyess and Albany, Texas native known as "One-Man Scourge of the Japanese." On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners-of-war and two Filipino convicts commenced perhaps the most impossible mission of World War II – they broke out of the Davao Penal Colony, an allegedly escape-proof Imperial Japanese Army prison plantation in the Philippines. alled “the...
This book presents the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Crystal City, Texas, during World War II, where thousands of families—many US citizens—were incarcerated. This book was written by Jan Jarboe Russell
Celebrate African American History Month in February! Visit the Handbook of African American Texas from the Texas State Historial Association that features more than 850 entries about all aspects of African-American life and history in Texas. On February 1, 2016, the Texas State Historical Association will offer a FREE promotional eBook, “Struggle and Success: African Americans in Texas,” on the TSHA website. See...
This is a PDF featuring the history of the first designated day for African-Americans to be able attend the State of Texas' Fair. It is based on documents found at the Marion Butts Collection of the Dallas Public Library.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral history clips, timelines, and other materials that explore the history of baseball in Houston.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials that explore the rich history of Hispanic Americans in Houston.
This featured collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, film clips, oral histories, and other materials that explore the development and historial signicance of the Houston Ship Channel.
This Featured Collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials relating to African American History month in Houston.
Learn more about the Sam Rayburn House Museum and the Rayburn family through puzzles and other fun activities in the Sam Rayburn House Museum Activity Guide (PDF).
Digital Version - The Biography Readers:•Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities•Build reading skills while covering social studies content•Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach•Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESLThis Biography Reader also shows students the obstacles and hardships that many of our country's heroes had to...
A worksheet on Texas Geology. 
A blank Texas outline map from the Texas Almanac.
Engage students in 24 lessons about Texas geography and history. Build a bridge of understanding about Texas mountains and basins. Create communication systems for early explorers. Construct tools for early Texas industries. Invent a skit to encourage settlement for Stephen F. Austin. Devise a solution to help Texans survive and thrive throughout its colorful history. In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of...
"Teaching Diversity" is aligned with Chapter 113. Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Social Studies, Beginning with School Year 2011-2012. This GUIDE provides a comprehensive list of all K-12 standards that reference Jews, Judaism, and Israel; religious and cultural diversity; and the impact of diverse groups on history, government, law, and geography and aligns these with resources for developing accurate...
Ten engaging documents based questions about Texas History: Cabeza de Vaca: How Did He Survive? Remembering the Alamo: A Personal Journal, Texas Oil and Social Change: What Story Should be Told? Politics or Principle: Why Did Lyndon Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Materials guide students through the Six Step DBQ Method to analyze primary and secondary source documents and then write an argumentative...
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.
The Center has developed a Texas History Coloring Book for school children and the images are designed to tell the story of Texas history from multiple perspectives. Selected pages are available online as well as the printed book.
A resource for teachers, this book deals with how women have long made significant contributions to Texas history. Only in recent years, however, has their part in that history begun to be told. The great strides made in Texas women's studies are reflected in this important new book of essays about women and their many roles in the history of our state.
A resource for teachers, this book has been a most useful reference volume on Texas history since 1875. A much-needed index of over 6,000 entries has been incorporated into this new edition.
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