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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum

Women and the Rangers: Mothers, Wives & Daughters - Part 1

Women and the Rangers: Mothers, Wives, & Daughters. The words “Texas Ranger” do not usually call to mind the picture of a woman, yet women have played an important part in the history of the Rangers. They have been mothers and grandmothers, sisters and daughters, sweethearts and wives, aunts and nieces, friends and foes. Women were also commissioned as Special Rangers in the 1920s – 1940s, with one even commissioned to serve as a Mansion Guard at the governor’s mansion, a task often performed by Regular Rangers at that time.

Texas Geography Lesson Plan

While the physical geography of the state has remained largely unaltered since 1823, the way that people use the land around them has changed significantly. Westward expansion, the livestock industry, and the discovery of oil all helped to alter the face of our great state. Students in grades four through eight will explore the physical and cultural geography of Texas in relation to such concepts as scale, direction, land formations, population and regions. Objectives – A. Examine historical photos, drawings, maps and other primary source documents pertaining to the Texas Rangers. B.

Rangers and the Texas Revolution Lesson Plan (Grade 7)

This lesson plan focuses on the following: The first settlers came to Texas around 1821 with Stephen F. Austin who called for ten men to act as Rangers for the common defense against Indian tribes and Mexican forces in 1823. These early Rangers were paid in land and provided their own horse, weapons and equipment. Many of them served in the battles during the Texas Revolution and helped protect settlers during the Republic of Texas. In this lesson students will research the important events and roles of the Rangers from 1823-1845.

Crime Scene in a Box

The Crime Scene in a Boxprovides students with the opportunity to learn about the challenges associated with modern crime scene investigation while attempting to solve a mock crime. From analyzing fingerprints to inspecting physical evidence, students will attempt to build a case using circumstantial evidence. Using the provided crime scenario and laboratory handouts, students will delve into the exciting world of the modern Texas Rangers and crime lab technicians.

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