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The Texas Citizen Bee is a statewide civic education program and competition which offers teachers and high school students (9th-12th grades) an exciting way to reach and study America’s heritage. The students will use the online “Study Guide” program created by the Bill of Rights Institute. The guide covers the U.S. Constitution, important documents, people, issues, civic values and skills, and a Bill of Rights...
Oyez, Oyez, Oh Yay! is an interactive website that focuses on the landmark court decisions that Texas students must know to be successful in preparing for the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) assessment tests in U.S. government and history. Students and teachers can search through the case summaries, videos and other helpful resources. And teachers, there are teaching strategies and suggested curriculum...
"I was the first. Vote for Me!" is an interactive website that brings to life the important firsts in United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students. This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on...
A website dedicated to the case Delgado v. Bastrop ISD, that includes a case summary, resources, a video, and a break down of the decision.
A website dedicated to the court case Hernandez v. Texas, that includes a case summary, teacher resources, a video, links, and information to break down the decision.
The story of the Santa Rita No. 1 is a lesson on dreams coming true because of tenacity and not giving up. The Permian Basin discovery marked the beginning of the West Texas oil boom. Because the well was on univerisity land, both UT and A and M have financially benefitted from royalties sine 1923. Cynthia Jordan visits children throughout the state of Texas, telling the Santa Rita story with music and song. For you...
The All Rise Game will help both 4th and 7th grade students to understand the Texas Court System. The game can be played on a computer or by a class using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.
Students will have a great time learning the Pledge of Allegiance, using this interactive game. The game can be played individually on a computer or as a class using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.
Interactive Game from Texas LRE How a Bill becomes a Law in Texas can be played on a computer or using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.
This website includes a selection of interactive games which can be played individualy on a computer or as a class using an interactive whiteboard or smartboard.
 Objectives: The student will: 1. Participate in a simulation of the March 2, 1836 meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos, where the Texas Declaration of Independence was formally adopted. 2. Develop an understanding of the men involved in the March 2 meeting. 3. Discuss the meaning and reasons for the grievances of the Texans against the Mexican government listed in the Texas Declaration...
The historical map collection has over 28,000 maps and images online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials.
W. D. Smith Commercial Photographywas Fort Worth's leading commercial photographer during the mid- to late-20th century. This digital collection contains over 150 photographic negatives taken by the company during the 1940s-1950s as well as numerous 19th century Texas photographs collected by W.D. Smith  
Birds and Watchers by Jessie Maye Smith is a website to read about the birds of North Texas in the Fort Worth Telegram newspaper columns written by bird enthusiast Jessie Maye Smith. Her weekly column, which ran from 1953 to 1974, chronicles the winged wild life of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. 
The Tejano Voices Project focuses on one hundred seventy six oral history interviews with Tejano and Tejana leaders from across the state conducted by Dr. Jose; Angel Gutiearrez, associate professor of political science at the University of Texas at Arlington. These interviews were conducted in 1992-2006, and emphasize the personal stories and struggles of the interviewees, many of whom are the first individuals of...
Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle school students promotes competent and responsible participation in state and local government. It actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, their parents, and members of the community.As a class project, students work together to identify and study a public policy issue,...
There is a wealth of information and countless teaching opportunities related to the Governor’s Mansion. One obvious area of interest is Architecture. There are several resources included on that subject for teachers to explore if they wish. This unit, however, is focused on helping students discover the true value of the Texas Governor’s Mansion as a symbol of Texas and to understand the loss felt by so many Texans...
Purpose of the Project: Texas school students participating in this enrichment activity will learn about the historical significance as well as the current status of the Texas Governor‟s Mansion. Utilizing this example based on an actual fire, students will learn courtroom procedure, laws regarding arson and its consequences, as well as fire safety information.
Lesson Plans - Students will:1. research with a group to discover facts about a notable African American.2. share their understanding of the historical contribution of the person studied in the form of a crossword puzzle.
Lesson Plan - Students will:1. Discover the symbolism of various flag colors2. Create a flag using the symbolic colors and figures
Lesson Plan - Students will:1. identify the contribution of Joseph Glidden to the history of the West.2. analyze the impact of barbed wire on farming and ranching in Texas.3. compare differing points of view as to the value of barbed wire.
Lesson Plan - The students will compare and contrast the impact of the windmill, railroad, and barbed wire on the cattle industry in Texas.
Students review facts regarding some of the most famous Texans in our history.They will also identify famous Texans by clues in a Bingo game format.
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