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.