Additional Texas History Educational Resources

The following websites and organizations, many of which partner with the THC, also offer educational resources.

  • Texas Council for the Social Studies—This state affiliate of the National Council for Social Studies provides an educator blog and lesson plan resources under The Texan tab on the main menu.
  • The Institute of Texan Cultures—The ITC's Education website has lots of information and activities for teachers, parents, and children, including "Just for Kids: Adventures in Texas History and Culture."  
  • TeachingTexas.org—Teaching Texas is the premier site for finding resources to teach Texas studies. All resources are linked to 4th and 7th grade TEKS. The website is a collaborative project of the Texas State Historical Association, the Portal to Texas History, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission, as well as other partners. You can also find educational materials from the THC here.
  • The Handbook of Texas Online—The Handbook of Texas Online is a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.
  • Portal to Texas History—The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture in a college yearbook to a rare historical map.
  • Texas Beyond History—Texas Beyond History is a public education service of the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with the Department of Anthropology at Texas State University and 15 other organizations, including the THC.
  • The General Land Office Map Collection—The vast Map Collection of the Texas General Land Office Archives consists of more than 80,000 manuscript and lithograph (printed) maps, sketches, and documents dating from the early 1800s.