Texas History Month

Month of March

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Senate of Texas, the House of Representatives concurring therein, does here and now approve this Resolution and set apart annually the entire week in which March the Second comes as a season to be known as Texas Week; and by this action of the Legislature His Excellency, the Governor of Texas, is hereby vested with the power and is besought to issue and to publish annually his proclamation outlining the purpose and the spirit of Texas Week and urging every citizen of this State to exalt and extol the highest and the best cultural and spiritual values of Texas throughout Texas Week - Texas Civil Statutes Title 106 Art. 6144a. - Texas Week

To read more go to http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/txweek.html

"I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion. And this is true to the extent that people either passionately love Texas or passionately hate it ...For all its enormous range of space, climate, and physical appearance, and for all the internal squabbles, contentions, and strivings, Texas has a tight cohesiveness perhaps stronger than any other section of America. Rich, poor, Panhandle, Gulf, city, country, Texas is the obsession, the proper study and the passionate possession of all Texans."
 - John Steinbeck, author of "Grapes of Wrath" 1962


Stephen F. Austin: The Father Of Texas, By Kathy Aldridge - Texas LRE

The student will identify how Stephen F. Austin contributed to the colonization of Texas, place the events in chronological order, and increase their communication skills by retelling the story of Stephen F. Austin.

TEKS K.2A, K.3A, K.15BC, K.16AB; 1.3A-C, 1.12A, 1.17BC; 2.2CD 2.13A 2.14C, 2.17BD; 3.3BC, 3.12A, 3.13A, 3.16B

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Source: Texas Law Related Education
Grade: K - 3


TASK BOARD - Texas Revolution

The student will be able to explain the issues, events, people, and places of the Texas Revolution by picking one or more tasks from the TASK BOARD to complete.

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Suggested Bio Poem Form

TEKS 4.3AB, 4.6A, 4.22BCF, 4.23ABD 7.3AB, 7.8AB, 7.21BH, 7.22ACD

Source: ESC Region 13
Grade: 4 - 12


Texas Law Focused Education, Inc.

This site has interactive games, information, and lesson plans focused on civic and law-related education. Click on the web site below.

http://www.texaslre.org/

Grade: All Grades


Texas Independence Week- Events

This site lists scheduled events for students and adults around the city of Austin. The Celebrate Texas Board encourages all Texans around the state to celebrate in their own way with special Texas meals or dress, Texas flag flying, or simply a "Texas toast" on March 2nd. Cities and counties are encouraged to start their own festivities and events to celebrate Texas Independence Day.

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Source: Celebration of Texas Independence Day, Inc
Grade: All Grades


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"Texas history is a varied, tempestuous, and vast as the state itself. Texas yesterday is unbelievable, but no more incredible than Texas today. Today's Texas is exhilarating, exasperating, violent, charming, horrible, delightful, alive."
Edna Ferber, author of "Giant" 1955

Resources on the Web


Lone Star Junction

A Texas history resource with Texas e-texts, a Texan database, genealogical information, and huge archive

http://www.lsjunction.com/


Netstate: Texas

This site provides you with maps, history, and everything else you might need to teach Texas History.

http://www.netstate.com/states/intro/tx_intro.htm


The Portal to Texas History

This site will offers multiple primary sources with activities and lessons that correspond with the 4th and 7th graded TEKS.

http://texashistory.unt.edu/young/educators/


Texas Beyond History

This site is a virtual museum where you will find information on and images of many different aspects of the cultural legacy of Texas, spanning at least 13,500 years. It provides activities for students and lesson plans for teachers.

http://www.texasbeyondhistory.net/


Texas State Library & Archives Commission

At this site, click on ABOUT TEXAS and TEXAS HISTORY to get facts and basic information about the history and characteristics of Texas and web sites that could be used in the classroom. Pull down page to ONLINE EXHIBITS and click. These online exhibits are wonderful tools for classroom research or used as part of a center or station activity.

https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/


Texas Education Agency Social Studies Center

Click on Educator Resources and SSC/SSCED Products for primary sources, biographies, bibliographies and glossary.

http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index2.aspx?id=5488


Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas

Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas This site provide information and primary sources concerning DeWitt Colony during the early days of Texas. It spans from New Spain to the days of the republic.

http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/dewitt.htm


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