African Americans have been part of the landscape of Texas for as long as Europeans and their descendants. Spanning a period of more than five centuries, African-American presence began in 1528 with the arrival of Estevanico, an African slave who accompanied the first Spanish exploration of the land in the southwestern part of the United States that eventually became Texas. While African Americans have been subjected to slavery, segregation, and discrimination during this long history, they have made significant contributions to the growth and development of Texas.
Educational trunks are loaded with touchable artifacts, photographs, books and a Teacher’s Guide. Trunks are loaned out for 4 days on a first-call, first-served basis. Teachers are responsible for picking up the trunk before 5:00 pm on Friday and returning the trunks no later than 5:00 pm the following Thursday. The trunk is portable, fitting in most vehicles. The teacher who receives the trunk is responsible for pickup and return and the care of the trunk's contents. The trunk rental is $25.00 for 4 school days, and can be paid for on pick-up or return.
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Howdy cowpokes! Let's take a tour of the Texas Capitol and learn all about its history! Just click on the object you want to learn about or on the room you want to go into and you're on your way! Get ready for a rootin'-tootin' Texas adventure!
Digital Version - The Biography Readers:
•Combine easy-to-read stories with fun activities
•Build reading skills while covering social studies content
•Engage all levels of students using an interesting, interactive approach
•Can be used as an excellent tool for RTI, Remediation, Reading Recovery and ESL
Visual and interesting practice cards to help students prepare for tests.