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Here you will find a wide array of primary/secondary educational resources, Tricentennial information, collections and research available for your use in the classroom. All of our lesson plans and hands-on activities meet TEKS requirements in Social Studies and can be adapted to meet individual classroom needs. They are available in PDF form.

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TEXANS ONE AND ALL
Grade Level: 9-12
Subject: History, US History, World Geography
Resource Type: San Antonio History
Topic: SA300, San Antonio History
Language: English

Flags of Texas

Twenty-four flags of nations representing Texas’ earliest settlement groups are outlined here. We attempt to answer some of the many questions your students may have about the flags of Texas, the flags of the world’s nations and the flags flown in front of the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.

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English
Grade Level: 6-8
Subject: Social Studies
Topic: SA300
Language: English

Activism and Change

The Tejano experience includes working to create a more just society through struggles for educational rights, worker’s rights, and political inclusion. While there have been gains, the quest for equal protection of the law and the ability to participate equally as Americans is ongoing. The Tejano experience includes working to create a more just society through struggles for educational rights, worker’s rights, and political inclusion. This series of activities can be broken into several classes or used individually as desired.

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English
Grade Level: k-2
Subject: Social Studies
Topic: SA300
Language: English

Latin American Ceramic Suns

In this lesson students will learn about the use of geometric circles and triangles in pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, focusing on important motifs within Latin American mythology such as the sun. They will then create a ceramic sun in the same style.

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English
Grade Level: K-3
Subject: Art, Culture, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

A Plaza in Texas in the 1930s: An Exploration of Culture through Art

Carmen Lomas Garza’s work, A Plaza in Texas in the 1930’s, offers a glimpse into the past and details a uniquely Texan culture. This resource guide provides students with a visual way to connect with a previous time, and they will use critical thinking skills to analyze and make personal connections with this important work of art.

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English
Grade Level: 4-6
Subject: Art, Culture, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

A Plaza in Texas in the 1930s: An Exploration of Culture through Art

Carmen Lomas Garza’s work, A Plaza in Texas in the 1930’s, offers a glimpse into the past and details a uniquely Texan culture. This resource guide provides students with a visual way to connect with a previous time, and they will use critical thinking skills to analyze and make personal connections with this important work of art.

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English
Grade Level: K-3
Subject: Economics, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

The Ranching Experience

The Ranching Experience explores the legacy of ranching from a unique cultural perspective and offers students a glimpse into what life was like for Tejano people working and thriving on Texas ranches.

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English
Grade Level: 7
Subject: Economics, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

The Ranching Experience

The Ranching Experience explores the legacy of ranching from a unique cultural perspective and offers students a glimpse into what life was like for Tejano people working and thriving on Texas ranches.

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English
Grade Level: K-3
Subject: Economics, Language Arts, Social Studies
Topic: Culture
Language: English

The Tejano Kitchen: An Exploration of Culture Through Food

The Tejano Kitchen: An Exploration of Culture through Food resource guide provides students with hands-on learning activities that give them the opportunity to engage with and make personal connections to the past and present, where they will refine critical thinking skills while learning about the uniqueness of Tejano cuisine.

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English
Grade Level: 7
Subject: Economics, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

A Look at Emma Tenayuca and Other Influential Tejano Activists

This resource guide gives students the chance to learn about influential Tejano activists. Students will use critical thinking and inference skills to develop a visual timeline for Emma Tenayuca, an important but sometimes overlooked Texan activist.

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English
Grade Level: 4-8
Subject: Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, San Antonio History
Topic: Culture, Migration
Language: English

Flags of Texas Settlers

Twenty-four flags of nations representing Texas’ earliest settlement groups are outlined in this activity.

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English
Grade Level: 4
Subject: Art, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities
Topic: San Antonio History
Language: English

With Domingo Leal in San Antonio, 1734

This unique learning experience allows students to follow a day in the life of Domingo Leal, a ten-year-old boy living in San Antonio during the 18th century.
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English
Grade Level: 4
Subject: English Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Culture
Topic: Culture
Language: English

Rural One-Room Schoolhouse

This unique learning experience allows your students to explore what classroom life was like for students living in rural Texas during the late nineteenth century using primary sources.

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English
Grade Level: 6, 7
Subject: Geography, History, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities
Language: English

Send in the Cavalry: Conflict on the Texas Frontier

This activity allows students to participate, imagine, compare, contrast and immerse themselves in a nineteenth century frontier fort.

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English
Grade Level: 6-7
Subject: Geography, History, Science, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Language: English

Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas

This engaging activity includes images and documents intended to inspire outdoor education and participation, while focusing on the geography of Texas.

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English
Grade Level: 4
Subject: Economics, Geography, History, Language Arts, Social Studies
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

“Gone to Texas” Texas Pioneers, 1830-1860

This lesson plan introduces fourth grade students to Texas Pioneer Culture using primary sources.

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English
Grade Level: 4
Subject: Economics, Geography, History, Language Arts
Resource Type: Lessons and Activities, Primary and Secondary Resources
Topic: Culture
Language: English

Cowboys and Cattle Drives, 1865-1885

This lesson plan uses primary sources to provide an introduction to Cowboy Culture in Texas.

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English

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