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Texas Insights January 2018

Volume VIII, Issue 3
January 2018
What's New: 
TSHA presents Texas History Challenge
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TSHA presents Texas History Challenge, a great new tool for the classroom! Each month, students and adults can test their Texas history knowledge by playing three online quizzes on various topics. Teachers can register their students and track their progress in the online dashboard, or register as an adult and play the game to compete for prizes. Through the teacher dashboard, you can register your whole class, check the progress of your students, see how they answered, or play together in the classroom. Play today!

2018 marks the 300th anniversary of San Antonio. To commemorate the occasion, the Alamo presents the Tricentennial Educator Workshop Series. The series of workshops will cover the eras of Texas History from 1400-1836. Specifically, the series will focus on the significant role of the Alamo over the 300 years of San Antonio history. The intended audience for each workshop is educators and CPE credit hours are offered at each event. The events are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration is required. The next workshop is on March 10th, 2018 is titled “Colonization & the Texas Revolution: 1821 – 1836”. For registration information, visit TeachingTexas.org.

Fort McKavett State Historic Site hosted the grand reopening of their Visitor’s Center and Museum this month. Interactive exhibits, audio and visual displays, and an entirely new gift shop are just a few things visitors have to look forward to. The history of the 150 year old West Texas fort includes Native American Settlement, Military Operation, and Civilian Occupation. Visitors to the site can visit restored structures such as the officer's quarters, barracks, hospital, dead house, sink, post headquarters, and school house, as well as, see the ruins of other buildings on the site. For directions and event information, see TeachingTexas.org.