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7th Grade

Texas Talk: Dr Rick McCaslin presents Mending Fences: The Marques de Rubi in 1768 and the Spanish Texas.

Dr. McCaslin presents "Mending Fences: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas." After King Carlos III of Spain appointed the Marqués de Rubí as the inspector of frontier presidios and commissioned him to remedy economic abuses and other urgent matters, Rubí began his inspection of the Spanish presidios in July 1767. He visited a number of missions and presidios in Texas before leaving in 1767. In all, Rubí's inspection of the northern frontier from the Gulf of California to Louisiana occupied him for twenty-three months, during which he traveled an estimated 7,600 miles.

Texas Talks: Rick McCaslin and The Marques de Rubi in Spanish Texas

Dr. McCaslin presents "Mending Fences: The Marqués de Rubí in 1767 and the Spanish in Texas." After King Carlos III of Spain appointed the Marqués de Rubí as the inspector of frontier presidios and commissioned him to remedy economic abuses and other urgent matters, Rubí began his inspection of the Spanish presidios in July 1767. He visited a number of missions and presidios in Texas before leaving in 1767. In all, Rubí's inspection of the northern frontier from the Gulf of California to Louisiana occupied him for twenty-three months, during which he traveled an estimated 7,600 miles.

A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880

This book is the most recent publication from TSHA Press. The book was written by Randolph B. Campbell. “Few academic volumes remain timely and relevant more than thirty years after they were first published. This is one of those exceptional books.”—from the foreword by Andrew J. Torget Historians have published countless studies of the American Civil War and the era of Reconstruction that followed those four years of brutally destructive conflict.

Alamo Lesson Plan - 7th Grade

This is a lesson plan that highlights the Alamo. Remembering through education. The Alamo strives to meet the needs of today’s classroom teachers. We realize that the school year moves quickly, making planning critical. This Alamo Educator Packet is based on the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills for Social Studies as specified by the Texas Education Agency. It is designed to create learning opportunities by providing ready-to-use reference material and activity sheets that can be used as either the basis of individual lessons or as sponge activities.

2017 Outstanding Teaching Award

Do you know an outstanding teacher in your school or community? Nominate him or her for one of our 2017 Outstanding Teaching Awards, sponsored by Humanities Texas. In 2017, we will present a total of fifteen awards to exceptional Texas teachers, including the Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award, the Linden Heck Howell Outstanding Teaching of Texas History Award, and the Award for Outstanding Early-Career Teaching. Award recipients will each receive $5,000, with an additional $500 for their schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.

El Baile: A Story of Conjunto Music in the Rio Grande Valley

Manuel F. Medrano, historian and Humanities Texas board member, explores the influence of accordionist Valerio Longoria and conjunto music in the Rio Grande Valley, painting a vivid picture of community and celebration inspired by the genre. A thirty-minute documentary on Valerio Longoria, For a Quarter a Song, is made available online by the Los del Valle Oral History Project. El ensayo también se encuentra aquí en español

Timber! - The Texas Lumber Industry

The lumber industry has played a key role in the economic development of Texas since the end of the Civil War. Timber production in East Texas was partially responsible for the rapid growth of railroads in the state, as well as the development of the Texas paper industry and the rise of both residential and commercial building. However, jobs in the lumber industry have been considered as some of the most hazardous occupations, and numerous problems with pollution and deforestation have led to some people speaking out against commercial lumber production.

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