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Teacher Resources

TeachingTexas.org, the newest service from TSHA, is intended to provide teachers with easy access to all types of material useful in the teaching of Texas Studies. Resources include primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, staff development, museum exhibits and programs, books, and events. The resources found there include most TSHA resources as well as many other institutions.

Texas Insights, the Association's e-newsletter specifically for 4th and 7th grade teachers, is paired with TeachingTexas.org and is designed to share opportunities for Texas teachers and students while promoting effective instructional practices. The newsletter is distributed via email in August, October, December, March, and May. To receive this valuable resource or view past issues, simply SUBSCRIBE.

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NEW Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Resources!
A collection of tools and products available to assist teachers in understanding, communicating, and teaching the newly revised TEKS for 4th and 7th Grade.

Teach Using the Handbook
The following tools are helpful for using the Handbook of Texas Online in the classroom. They were created by teachers for teachers:

TEKS alignment, grade 4 social studies
TEKS alignment, grade 7 social studies

Student guide, grade 4
Student guide, grade 7

Texas Day by Day
A fun and different way to look at history. Daily "features" drawn from the Handbook of Texas Online highlight important, interesting, or unusual events in Texas history.

Online Texas History Quizzes
Check your Texas history knowledge quotient, provide students with instant feedback, and get a chance to win prizes with our online Texas history quizzes. Each features ten multiple-choice questions that can be answered using the Handbook of Texas Online, the New Handbook of Texas, or the Portable Handbook of Texas.

Texas History Links
A collection of links to Web sites dealing with Texas history, geography, and culture organized by Dr. Roger Griffin. These links are well-organized and helpful in finding a variety of primary source material.