Monday, May 10, 2010

Texas Independence Web Site

In a collaborative project, the Star of the Republic Museum and the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site together with a number of sponsors and contributors have poduced an interactive web site for children and all students of Texas history around the world.

The promotional literature for the new "Texas Independence" web site provides the following information:

"Independence, Freedom and Democracy...What more important concepts can we teach our children? These crucial concepts were the motivation behind the convention held at Washington-on-the-Brazos, the Birthplace of Texas, in early March 1836. Texas was in turmoil, as fifty-nine elected delegates met to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico. Discover what motivated them to take this bold and unprecedented step for democracy at:

Students are immersed in the story of Texas Independence. Fun, educational activities, designed to complement both the 4th and 7th grade TEKS, include:

  • The Independence Story in 92 Seconds - an animated, action-packed overview.
  • In Washington Town - a 3D game which lets students interact with the citizens in 1836.
  • Convention Comicmaker - a fun activity which allows students to create their own story.
  • Timeline of Independence - notable events that led to the formation of the Republic of Texas.
  • Behind the Grievances - an interactive look at the Declaration of Independence based on primary sources.
  • Delegate Connection - a searchable database with key information about the delegates.
  • Primary Sources - a searchable collection of primary artifacts and documents.
  • Teachers Resources - lesson plans, TEKS correlation, activities and resources.
To learn more about Old Washington and the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence, see this interesting new web site.

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