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Activism and Change

  • Activism and Change

    May 15, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • Latin American Ceramic Suns

    May 15, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • “Gone to Texas” Texas Pioneers, 1830-1860

    Apr 06, 2018

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

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  • Teaching Outside the Classroom: Growing Texas

    Apr 06, 2018

    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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  • Send in the Cavalry: Conflict on the Texas Frontier

    Apr 06, 2018

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

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  • Rural One-Room Schoolhouse

    Apr 06, 2018

    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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  • With Domingo Leal in San Antonio, 1734

    Apr 06, 2018

    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. Download With Domingo Leal in San Antonio 1734 book [...]

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  • Flags of Texas Settlers

    Apr 06, 2018

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

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  • A Look at Emma Tenayuca and Other Influential Tejano Activists

    Apr 06, 2018

    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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  • The Tejano Kitchen: An Exploration of Culture Through Food

    Apr 06, 2018

    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 [...]

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