How to use WORD SPLASH: 1. Students work in pairs. Each person will need a reading journal or sheet of notebook paper and a pencil. 2. As a pre-reading activity, display an overhead that relates to the article to be read. Explain that the words that the students are looking at relate to the article that they will be reading about. Read the words aloud to students. 3. Tell the students that they need to connect two of the words or phrases together and tell how they might go together in the article. They need to do this for all of the words on the word splash. 4.
A blank Texas outline map from the Texas Almanac.
A worksheet on Texas Geology.
How do you use loop cards? Loop cards, also known as 'follow me cards', provide a matching activity for your entire class. You should generate one for each student, so each student, when matched on either side, becomes a part of the loop. Shuffle them before you give them out.
This image gallery works with the San Jacinto Museum's Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History.
This collection of lesson plans from the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundtion are designed specifically for the 4th and 7th grade classroom. All lesson focus on womens history.
The goal of this curriculum guide is to enhance your Texas history course with activities that feature both primary and secondary documents from the vast collections of the San Jacinto Museum of History. In addition, many artifacts have been included to pique visual interest. All lessons are aligned to the TEKS. The guide provides the following:
Engage students in 24 lessons about Texas geography and history. Build a bridge of understanding about Texas mountains and basins. Create communication systems for early explorers. Construct tools for early Texas industries. Invent a skit to encourage settlement for Stephen F. Austin. Devise a solution to help Texans survive and thrive throughout its colorful history. In Mind Missions, students solve the problems of yesterday as they prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.
People have lived in the Texas Panhandle for the past 14,000 years. In this lesson, students will become engaged with the people of the past by learning who they were, how they met their most basic needs and what the evidence they left behind tells us about their lives.