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Curriculum Guides

Focus on Texas History

Mary Adams Maverick: A Texas Pioneer: A curriculum unit that explores the life of a woman on the Texas frontier as it teaches students to use primary source documents. Grades 4 or 7

Henry B. Gonzalez

Making More Places at the Table: A curriculum unit that explores the contributions of individuals to the American Civil Rights Movement: Identifying Primary and Secondary Source Documents. Grade 5

Politicians Supporting Change Through Legislation: Henry B. Gonzalez,
United States House of Representatives
. Grade 11

Photojournalism and the American Presidency

Focusing on the First Ladies

Using a variety of photographs taken by four award-winning photojournalists this curriculum unit allows students to meet the women who served as First Ladies of the United States from 1960 until 2001. Grades 8–12

Study of the Spanish-Speaking People of Texas

Ten lesson plans based on more than 900 images taken by Russell Lee between April and July 1949 in Corpus Christi, San Angelo, San Antonio, and El Paso. Grades 7 or 11