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The one-day 2018 Region 4 Social Studies conference will be held on January 27th, 2018 for all Social Studies teachers, supervisors, and coordinators. The conference aims to deliver best practices for the 21st-century social studies classroom. Major themes at the conference will be technology applications, instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners, differentiation, and effective assessment. The...
This online multimedia project documents the the thousands of black Texan men who served as commissioned and non-commissioned officers, infantrymen, cavalrymen, military policemen, mechanics, doctors, dentists, veterinary assistants, lumbermen, chauffeurs, laborers and stevedores, and in a variety of other roles. It also seeks to tell the stories of African Americans on the home front: tales of patriotism, anti...
Texas Time Travel provides interactive travel resources to explore the histroy of Texas' involvement in WWI. The website features maps and links to explore WWI historic sites in Texas and mobile tours are available for access on your cellphone featuring images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas relating to the Great War.
This workshop focuses on helping teachers expose themselves to and learn to utilize vocabulary to instruct students in a social studies classroom.  The ideal result is a learning environment in which students understand clearly what the vocabulary means and have a basis to use academic vocabulary in their own writings and research. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This workshop centers on promoting higher levels of student engagement in social studies curriculum.  Teachers will learn and discuss learning techniques and management styles which will best help students engage with social studies more directly and understand its relevance without having the teacher be to focus of the experience. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October...
This brief lecture explores a variety of strategies to help students engage with research and other literacy-based components of a well-rounded social studies education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 1 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop introduces teachers to the Independent Investigation Method (IMM).  The IMM is a 7-step procedure for teaching students to engage with and apply research skill properly.  It focuses on a cross-curricular approach emphasizing inquiry driven education. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 5 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop seeks to help teachers understand the best ways to implement Depth of Knowledge (DOK) practices into their lessons.  It provides clear, easy-to-use strategies to create clearer learning goals, academic vocabulary, and other ways to help students learn in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on October 12 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm.
This workshop is designed to help teachers better understand and adapt their own teaching styles to best aid students from all cultures.  It focuses on strategies to encourage, energize, and support students from diverse cultures and help teachers understand the impact of culture on success in the classroom. This session will be hosted at 7145 West Tidwell, Houston, Texas on November 2 2017 from 8:30am to...
This collection contains photographs and archival material related primarily to Mexican American families in Houston.
John J. Herrera was an attorney in Houston, Texas and president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). He was very active in advocating for civil rights for Hispanic and Mexican Americans in Houston. Herrera's extensive archive of materials are primarily related to his activities with LULAC.
Edited by J. Frank Dobie, 1924. Includes legends people, places, and supernatural events of Texas.
By Rahcel Lofton, Susie Hendrix and Jane Kennedy, 1926. A stirring narrative of adventure, hardship and privation in the early days of Texas, depicting struggles with the Indians and other adventures.
By J.W. Wilbarger, 1890. Reliable accounts of battles, wars, adventures, forays, murders, massacres, etc., together with biographical sketches of many of the most noted Indian fighters and frontiersmen of Texas. Source: Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library
This featured collections page of the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials that explore President John F. Kennedy's visit to Houston on November 21, 1963.
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 film clips and other resources that explore the history of NASA's presence in Houston. The KHOU-TV films clips feature President John F. Kennedy and astronauts Gus Grissom, John Glenn, and Neil Armstrong.
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 documents and oral histories that explore the life of Gustavo "Gus" Garcia, a civil rights lawyer in Houston who represented Hispanic Americans in several landmark cases.
This Featured Collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, film clips, and other materials that explore the impact of weather events such as hurricanes and floods in Houston.
This Featured Collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, postcards, and other materials that explore the history of public park spaces in Houston.
This Featured Collections page from the Houston Area Digital Archives highlights photographs, oral histories, timelines, and other materials that explore the life of Houston's first librarian, Julia Ideson.
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.
The Houston Public Library offers many online resources that include databases, e-books, and other educational websites that are useful to students and teachers. This guide provides links to some of the best resources across all subject areas. The guide is a downloadable and printable PDF.
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