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Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup.American Spirits brings the Prohibition era vividly to life through over 100 rare artifacts including flapper dresses, temperance propaganda, a 1927 Ford Model T coupe, and original ratification copies of the 18th and...
WHAT:For Museum Day Live!, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! Ticket, available at Smithsonian.com/MuseumDay. The institute’s program will include a performance from Eva Ybarra, the "Queen of the Accordion,"...
The UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will welcome the monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery, who will prepare a mandala sand painting on the main exhibit floor.  Endorsed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and with the direct guidance of Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, the tours make a contribution to world peace and healing through sacred art.The mandalas are used as tools for reconsecrating the earth and...
Students will use web and print materials to read a map of Texas forts and analyze westward expansion of the frontier from Statehood to the Civil War.
This lesson introduces students to making inferences about artifacts based on context, or where the artifact is located in relation to other artifacts or its surroundings. This lesson also reinforces the use of a grid system to find location. Students will use a grid system to study archeology, make inferences about artifacts, and make conclusions about the past Lifeways of ancient Texas
Over the course of this lesson plan students will learn to explain the significant role that Spanish missions played in the early history of Texas and the Southwest, describe the psychological and cultural factors that led the Coahuiltecan Indians to accept mission life, explain the role irrigation systems, such as acequias, played in the development of Texas farmland and other arid areas, and...
Students will locate San Antonio River, acequis and missions on aerial photographs.  They will also assume the persona of a member of the Catholic Church, the military, or a Spanish colonist and practice writing a petition to the Spanish Crown.  The ultimate goal will be to have students understand how the Spanish system of colonization and water usage influenced San Antonio.
The purpose of this lesson is to have students understand the reasons for Spanish settlement of the El Paso valley in Texas, events that transpired there, and what life was like for Indians and Spanish settlers. Students will work in cooperative groups to view examples of rock art, research the culture that produced it, and write a short, guided essay describing the rock art’s origins.
The Sixth Floor Museum brings together Judge Brandon Birmingham and attorney Toby Shook to discuss the famous killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby and afterwards will host a special viewing of artifacts chosen from the museum's Ruby CollectionThis event will take place on September 27 form 6pm - 8pm at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas, Texas.  Admission is $20.e
Every year the Texas Council for the Social Studies hosts a conference with thousands of attendees looking to share teaching strategies, business practices, and stories.  They host panels throughout the event on the cutting edge teaching techniques and research being done in the field.The 2017 Conference will be held from October 20-22 at Omni Mandalay, Las Colinas, Texas.
This two day workshop specializes in helping teachers design lesson plans and engage with students on challenging topics such as: Reconstruction, Civil Disobedience and Reform Movements, Constitutional Changes. This session will be hosted over the course of two days, October 9 – 10 from 9am to 4pm at 5800 Bell Street, Amarillo Texas.
 An annual free daylong cultural and educational event of speakers, programs, demonstrations, music, and exhibits which expand on a different theme each year.  This event is reminiscent of the old Chautauqua held in Waxahachie 1900-1930.   This event is held on September 30 every year at the Historic Chautauqua Auditorium and the surrounding area in Waxahachie, Texas.
An annual conference, established in 2009,  which highlights and emphasizes the history of Texas and the role Texans have played in shaping the history of the United States. Each year academics, authors, and enthusiasts gather to discuss themes related to Texas and its place in history.  Previous themes include: World War I, The Alamo, The Civil War and The City of Austin.
 This exhibition combines photographs taken of farmers and families by the Farm Security Administration during the dustbowl with compelling interviews taken by Bill Ganzel with survivors to discuss the daily lives, trials, and tribulations these men and women faced during the Dust Bowl.The Dust Bowl is an exhibition organized by the Nebraska Council for the Humanities in collaboration with Humanities...
 Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate, which opened at the Smithsonian Institution in 2003, includes informative text provided by the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas conducted interviews with ten of the senators, which have been distilled into two audio presentations. A photography-based video presentation...
Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy features photographs with bilingual narrative text that reveal the muscle, sweat, and drama that went into roping a calf in thick brush or breaking a wild horse in the saddle. This exhibition is available in wall-hanging and abridged freestanding versions. Vaquero is an exhibition created by the Wittliff Collections at the Alkek Library, Texas State University...
A traveling photo exhibition that uses real photos from early Texas settles to examine the daily struggles and development of Texan community and lifestyles.  The Way Things Were is an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This exhibition is available for rental with current bookings shown on the link below.
Based on an exhibition organized by the Amon Carter Museum and The University of Texas at Arlington Library, this Humanities Texas traveling exhibition spans the mapmaking enterprise, beginning with the earliest known map to show the Texas edge of the Gulf (1512) and ending with an 1873 map of Texas showing the right of way granted to railroads. This exhibition is available for rent, with current bookings...
An art exhibit produced by San Antonio youth sponsored by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation department.  Using audio, video, photography and other creative mediums these youths explore their own identities and their own relationship with Texas, their city and the rest of the world. This exhibit will be hosted at the UTSA Institute of Texas Cultures from June 24 2017 to October 29 2017 in San Antonio,...
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...
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