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Texas: History

Learn about the history of Texas and the people who live in the area. There is information about local legacy, notable people, and historical landmarks and architecture. Includes historical maps, primary documents, timelines, and activity sheets. There are links to eThemes Resources on Texas state facts, state symbols, geography and landforms, and Alamo.

Grades

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Read about the history of the state of Texas in this online encyclopedia entry. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and sponsored links.
This site provides links to education resources related to Texas History, including: Culture Courier Blog, Educator Workshops, Educator Guides, Field Trips, Back 40, Tex-Kits, Electronic Learning Expeditions, and Special Collections.
Learn more about Texas and its rich history by hearing some of its stories in this audio series and the accompanying activities.
Learn about some of the major events in Texas History, including Anglo American colonization, revolution, independence, annexation, and more.
This video, written by students, shows a re-enactment of the battle of the Alamo. (Total Running Time: 8:05) NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
Read general information about the history and historic figures of Texas. Includes information such as geography and a state quiz. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here are Texas history lesson plans provided by the Texas State Historical Association. You can browse lesson plans by topics, standards, grade, or title.
See these teacher resources for teaching Texas history including approach for teaching, online resources, maps, quizzes, and more.
Learn about the history of Texas from a virtual museum of Texas culture heritage. Includes lesson plans, activities guide, activities and games for kids, online maps, and more.
These sites include information about Texas state history, state symbols, education, economy, statistics, as well as fun facts about the state. Learn trivia and take quizzes to test your knowledge on Texas.
Learn about the official state symbols of Texas including the flag, seal, flower, mascot, and other animals. There are printouts, factsheets, pictures, games, and more. Included is an eThemes resource on Texas state facts.
These websites are about the geography and landforms of Texas. There are maps, facts, printouts, photographs, and quizzes. Included eThemes resources on Texas state facts, symbols, and history.
These sites are about the Alamo and the Mexican-American War. Take a 360-degree virtual tour of the site and view many photos. There are timelines and first-person accounts. Includes information on Sam Houston, Spanish missions, and the Southwest region of the United States.
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