Educator Resources


Welcome, educators! Here you will find a wide array of educational resources 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.

Looking for interactive, kid-friendly materials for classroom or computer lab use? Please click here or visit us directly at Thinglink (large and high quality images) to access our "Just for Kids" activities!

 

TEKS Based Lessons & Activities

 Access and download lesson plans and activities organized by grade level and topic below.


Texans One and All

 
Originally published in 1998 as a guide to the ITC Exhibit Floor, Texans One and All introduces students to 26 settlement groups that have shaped Texan culture.
 

Grade Levels: 6-9

Subjects: Social studies (history, immigration, economic and social push and pull factors, culture)

Click on the image to the left to access lesson plans and materials.

 

 

Teaching with Stuff

 Gone to Texas, Texas Pioneers Lessons
These easy to incorporate activities will inspire inquiry-based learning that will teach your students how to analyze and interpret objects, and bring the museum experience to your classroom!
 

Grade Levels: 4-8, 6-11

Subjects: Social studies (history, primary and secondary source analysis)

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Special Topics in Social Studies

    
Learn how to create your own classroom garden, engage students with primary sources, compre and contrast their modern day lives with children of the past, and inspire civic education and participation with these lesson plans.
 
Grade Levels: 4, 6-12
 
Subjects: Social studies (geography, history, primary source analysis), U.S. government
 
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Immigration

    

These lesson plans explore why and how people move, and the impact of migration on culture.

Grade Levels: 4, 6-12

Subjects: Social studies (history, geography, culture), language arts, science

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World War II

 
Inspired by real life accounts, these lessons engage students with primary sources and allow them to explore the stories history books leave out.
 
Grade Levels: 6, 11
 
Subjects: Social studies (geography, primary source analysis, history), language arts
 
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