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Reconstruction

Tejanos Through Time - TSHA ebook

This is a free digital copy of the book Tejanos Through Time: Selections from the Handbook of Tejano History offered exclusively by the Texas State Historical Association. It highlights Tejano individuals, organizations and events. The book focuses on the special place in history that Tejanos have for having been a province of colonial Spain, a state in the Republic of Mexico, and an independent country before it became a part of the United States.

Documenting Texas Women’s History through Photographs

This lesson plan pays attention to the importance of photographs. Photographs are an important and unique way to relate history. In photographs of people, for instance, we can find clues to their lives by studying the images carefully and asking ourselves questions about everything we see and even about people or things that may not be in the photographs. This lesson plan introduces students to Texas women’s history through the study of photographs as historical records. Students will examine seven photographs from The Woman’s Collection at Texas Woman’s University (TWU).

Political Convention -1900

As the nation moves deeper into the election season, let your students analyze the two images: then compare the political climate of 1900 to 2016. How do candidates travel to different venues? How do they get "their message to the people"? How are the party's nominees chosen? Analyze the ticket to the 1900 Democratic National Convention. Why is Jefferson's picture on the ticket? Where will the 2016 conventions be held? Can anyone attend if they have a ticket? If a citizen is not a delegate, how does he/she have a voice in choosing the parties nominee?

Texas African American Women Before and After the Civil War

This two-day lesson plan introduces students to the work and status of African American women before the Civil War and the changes and challenges they faced after freedom was granted in 1865. At the end of the lesson, students will have gained an understanding of the hardships of African American women confronted, their value to the development of the agricultural economy, and their accomplishments of African American women during Reconstruction in education, religion, politics, and family life.

I was the first. Vote for ME!

"I was the first. Vote for Me!" is an interactive website that brings to life the important firsts in United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students. This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations, students vote on the historic first they believe is the most significant. A fictional school will be named after the historic first who receives the most votes. I was the first. Vote for Me!

Seventh Grade Lesson Plan: Texas African American Women Before and After the Civil War

This two-day lesson plan introduces students to the work and status of African American women before the Civil War and the changes and challenges they faced after freedom was granted in 1865. Students will gain an understanding of the hardships African American women confronterd, their value to the development of the agricultural economy, and their accomplishments of African American women during the Reconstruction in education, religion, politics and family life.

Alamo Plaza History: A Photographic Guide to the Many Faces of Alamo Plaza

Discover the story of the plaza's transformation from the 1850s through the 1980s in historic photos. Journey counterclockwise around the plaza, starting at the Alamo, to learn more about the enterprising men and women who shaped the plaza as a destination. Interspersed between photos of the plaza's historic buildings, you will find windows into social life on the plaza.

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