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7th Grade

Texas Talks with Dr. Frank de la Teja: Understanding Spanish Texas through the Life of Fray Margil

The Alamo along with the four other Spanish colonial missions in San Antonio became a World Heritage Site in the summer of 2015, making them the first places in Texas deemed to be of “outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humanity”. UNESCO’s recognition of the missions inspired the Texas State Historical Association to feature Dr.

Night at the Star of the Republic Museum

Join the Star of The Republic Museum for their annual Night at the Museum program where the exhibits will come to life and you can tour the museum by flashlight. Activities include taking a night time wagon ride by Barrington Farm to see the Washington-on-the-Brazos Historic Site and visiting the local Tavern where you can encounter some "residents" from the Old Washington Cemetery. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students/children. This event will take place Saturday, October 21st from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

TSHA Annual Meeting

Every year since 1897, the Texas State Historical Association has held an annual meeting. The largest gathering of its kind for Texas history enthusiasts. Join the leaders in the field for three days of sessions, networking, events, and professional development that will expand your knowledge, energize you, and help you to deepen your connections with the state's extraordinary past.

New History at Old Red

New History at Old Red: Democracy
Experts Discuss State, Naional, and Global Democracy
Lectures from Southern Methodist Univsersity include:
9-10am Sarah Rodriguez, Texas-Anglo Immigration to Texas in the Nineteenth Century
10-11am Jeffrey Engel, United States - The Four Freedoms: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Evolution of an American Idea
11am-12noon Jo Guldi, World-Democracy and Participation in Britain and the World, 1867 to 1968
12noon-1:15pm Lunch
1:30-2:30pm Workshop Session - Handling Hot Topics in the Classroom (Speaker TBA)

No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I

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-war dissent, intimidation and violence, and perserverance.

A Guide to World War I Materials

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material related to World War I, including photographs, documents, newspapers, films, sheet music, and sound recordings. This guide compiles links to World War I resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, this guide provides links to external Web sites focusing on World War I and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.