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Institute of Texan Cultures

Museum Day Live!

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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.

 

Mystic Arts of Tibet

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.

Texas in the First World War

"Texas in the First World War" Explores the role of the Lone Star State in this pivotal world event. Co-curated by students from the University of Texas at San Antonio, this exhibit sheds light on the legacy of a global conflict that still heavily influences world affairs, politics, and alliances to this day. The exhibit is open April 6, 2017 through March 11, 2018.

Teaching with Stuff: Oral Histories in the Classroom

Thank you for choosing Oral Histories in the Classroom. This easy to incorporate activity will inspire inquiry based learning that will teach your students how to analyze and interpret primary sources and use oral histories to dig deeper into their study of culture and history. As educators, we at the ITC understand that you may need to adapt these lessons to fit the constructs of your classroom and the needs of your students. Please feel free to copy the handouts included or create your own!

Flags of Texas Settlers

Originally the State of Texas exhibit for the 1968 World’s Fair held in San Antonio, the Institute of Texan Cultures was simultaneously defined as a permanent research and production center dealing with the history of the peoples who make up Texas. The Institute’s charge as an educational center has not changed and the peoples of Texas remain fascinating and complex. Texas is, of course, a land, a state, once a nation, a huge and mixed ecology, a ritual happening, a stereotype, an economy, a state of mind, a way of life – and people.

Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas

Thank you for choosing Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas. These easy to incorporate activities will inspire inquiry-based learning and bring the museum experience to your classroom! This activity includes images and documents intended to inspire outdoor education and participation, while focusing on the geography of Texas. As a Let’s Move! museum, the ITC is committed to bridging the gaps between the past, the present, and the future. Through this lesson, we hope that your students are inspired to get outdoors and develop a healthy and active lifestyle.

Teaching with Stuff: Images in the Classroom

This easy to incorporate activity will inspire inquiry-based learning that will teach your students how to analyze and interpret images, and bring the museum experienceto your classroom! As educators, we at the ITC understand that you may need to adapt these lessons to fit the constructs of your classroom and the needs of your students. Please feel free to copy the handouts included or create your own! We hope that you will visit us at the Institute of Texan Cultures, and continue to use our classroom resources to promote your students’ learning experiences.

Teaching with Stuff: Architecture in the Classroom

Teaching with Stuff: Architecture in the Classroom brings the museum experience to you! This easy to incorporate activity was designed to inspire inquiry-based learning and to help teach students how to analyze and interpret historic buildings. The contents of this guide are based on Social Studies TEKS for grades four through eight, but can easily be modified for lower or upper grades depending on your individual classroom needs.

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