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The Texas Historical Commission has launched a web documentary film about the Massacre at Goliad. 360* camera technology was used to be attractive and immersive for Texas history students. It can be viewed on laptop, cell phone, tablet, VR headsets or on the THC website. A Chrome browser provides the best experience. All of the sites for the Massacre were shot on location and the artifacts shown were gathered from...
This is a new online exhibit, that features a rich blend of images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas. Download the app directly to your iOS or Android device. The Texas Historical Commission’s mobile tour World War II on the Texas Home Front explores the legacy of the war effort in Texas. From Navy shipbuilding yards and Army airfields...
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 an online secondary source resource for anyone interested in learning about World War I with Texas Historical Commission resources.This source is sponsored by Texas Time Travel.
This is a virtual tour sponsored by the Texas Historical Commission. Join them for a tour on swimming holes and fireworks. Road trips are a traditional part of Texas summer adventures. During July, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will embark on a virtual road trip featuring photos of two of the state’s most iconic landmarks: windmills and water towers. The public is...
This short documentary highlights the Navarro County Courthouse re-dedication, which took place on July 9, 2016. It discusses the history and effort it takes to re-store historical buildings and then importance of maintaining/preserving historical structures.
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...
A World War II program traded German and Italian Americans for Americans who were trapped abroad. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with author Jan Jarboe Russell.
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 ecunningham@pphm.wtamu.edu
This is an "All things considered" episode pertaining to the debate surrounding the Confederate flag and the legacy of slavery in the United States with particular focus in the Texas debates, especially those revolving around certain textbooks that 5 million students began to use as of August 2015.
Lesson plan for middle school students incorporates World War II into 7th grade Texas History.
Lesson plan with associated activities introduces students to the importance of understanding and preserving local history by using Texas Historical Markers as a resource.
Part I includes background information on archeology, prehistory/Native Americans, and historic sites. Each of these three topics is treated as if the text were included in a self-contained. To this more useful for different grade levels, this part may be used (1) as background information for the teacher; or (2) as material that can be photocopied and distributed to students. At the end of Part I a Glossary is...
Article about the Civil War battle at Sabine Pass published in The Medallion, Issue September/October 2010.
Article about the history of Mexican American dance halls in Texas published in The Medallion, Issue July/August 2010.
Article about dismantling segregation in Houston and the city's first sit-in published in The Medallion, Issue January/February 2010.
Article about the history of Sabine Farms, a vibrant Great Depression-era community, published in The Medallion, Issue January/February 2009.
Article about traditional Tex-Mex food in the Rio Grande Valley published in The Medallion, Issue Winter 2012.
Article about Quanah Parker, Comanche Chief, published in The Medallion, Issue Spring 2012.  Article starts on page 6.
Article about Texans and World War II published in The Medallion, Issue Spring 2012.  Article starts on page 4.
Article about the history of the railroad and African American Legacies in Marshall, Texas, published in The Medallion, Issue May/June 2011.
Article about heritage of El Paso, a growing Texas border city, published in The Medallion, Issue March/April 2011.
Article about personal experience in World War II published in The Medallion, Fall 2001 issue.
The Empire of Japan's attack on U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 7, 1941, motivated the United States to join the Allies' struggle against Japan, Germany and Italy during World War II. Texans responded to the call for troops in great numbers. After four long years of war, Texas had supplied a greater percentage of men and women to the armed forces than any other state with more than 700,000 in uniform.
Shocked by the December 7, 1941, Empire of Japan attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii that propelled the United States into World War II, one U.S. government response to the war (1941-1945) began in early 1942 with the incarceration of thousands of Japanese Americans on the West Coast and the territory of Hawaii. Approximately 120,000 Issei (first generation, Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (second generation, U.S....