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Student Programs

Programs intended to teach knowledge or skills and/or enrich the educational experience of students and their teachers.

Lone Star History Day: Homeschool Day

The Dallas Heritage Village, in conjunction with their temporary exhibit, “Neighborhoods We Call Home,” is providing a historic outing for home school families and co-ops to learn about their families during their annual Homeschool Day. There will be fun activities throughout the village as participants answer questions such as “Where did our families come from?” “How did our ancestors get to America?” and “Is there a story that is passed down from generation to generation?”

Speak Up! Speak Out!

Speak Up! Speak Out! participants work together as teams to identify community problems, craft innovative solutions that address them, and present their findings to community leaders at the end-of-semester Civics Fair. Winning teams receive funds to use toward the implementation of their solutions. Fairs take place in Austin each fall and Dallas each spring.

Texas Jewish Immigrant Traveling Trunk Program

Ever wonder how long it took for nineteenth century immigrants to travel to America? Ever had the opportunity to share original documents from 1900 with your students? Ever discussed the diversity of religious communities in Texas ? Explore these topics and more with the Texas Jewish Immigrant Experience Traveling Trunk, a hands on educational opportunity containing artifacts, photographs, maps and three lesson plans to teach students about nineteenth century European immigration to the American South and how these Jewish immigrants made an impact on their communities.

Project Citizen

Project Citizen is a civic education program for middle school students promotes competent and responsible participation in state and local government. It actively engages students in learning how to monitor and influence public policy and encourages civic participation among students, their parents, and members of the community.

UIL-Social Studies

The Social Studies Contest consists of 45 objective questions and an essay. Students are expected to master primary reading selections, as well as specific documents, and to be familiar with general-knowledge social studies concepts and terms. Each year, the contest focuses on a different topic area and a reading list that is provided by UIL.