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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.
William McWhorter, Texas Historical Commission’s Military Oral History Coordinator, will teach a workshop designed for people to learn how to conduct, record, and transcribe all types of oral histories, including hands-on training with digital and video recording equipment. It will be held in the Austin History Center, Holt Gallery/Reception Room, on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1 - 4 pm.
Award-winning author Debra L. Winegarten gives a compelling interactive lecture on the role of Oveta Culp Hobby, a Killeen native, and traces her life through the use of story-telling, photographs, and video as she recounts the tale of the Director of the Women's Army Corps, the first woman to earn the rank of Army colonel, and the second woman in the US appointed to a presidential cabinet-level position.
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.
Three presentations available. 1. German Immigration into Texas in the Years of Early Statehood deals with the German immigration to Texas in the years before the Civil War and will be discussed with emphasis on the backgrounds of the new arrivals and their response to the coming war. 2. Oil in 20th Century Texas deals with a discussion of the impact of the oil industry on 20th century Texas' social, economic and...
Three presentations available. 1. Cabin Fever - Log Cabin Restoration deals with preservation, restoration, or renovation, how to save log cabins, and Texas history in cabins. 2. Early Mexican Settlers deals with the De Leon settlement of Victoria, Mexican-American families in early Texas, godparenthood, conflicted loyalties, Mifflin Kenedy family legacy, and land loss. 3. Teaching by Dilemma deals with helping your...