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Dr. Caroline Castillo Crimm

History Box 2239
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341
(936) 294-1487
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Topics of Expertise

Mexican Colonization
Texas Revolution
Republic of Texas
Early Statehood
Ranching Industry
Western Frontier Texas (1840-1880s)
Turn of the Century (1880s-1920s)
Texas Arts and Culture
Resource Preservation

Presentations

1. Cabin Fever - Log Cabin Restoration

Summary: Preservation, restoration, or renovation, how to save log cabins, Texas history in cabins
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.2(E), 4.19(C), 4.23(A), 4.23(B)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.2(E), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)
Length: 30-45 minutes
Appropriate Audience: Elementary (9-11 yr olds), Middle School (11-14 yr olds), High School (14-18 yr olds), Adult
This presentation is available in Spanish.
Setup Requirements: Power Point if available, no requirements necessary

2. Early Mexican Settlers

Summary: De Leon settlement of Victoria, Mexican-American families in early Texas, godparenthood, conflicted loyalties, Mifflin Kenedy family legacy, land loss.
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.2(D), 4.2(E), 4.19(A), 4.19(B), 4.19(C)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.2(D), 7.2(E), 7.2(F), 7.19(A), 7.19(B)
Length: 1-2 hours
Appropriate Audience: Elementary (9-11 yr olds), Middle School (11-14 yr olds), High School (14-18 yr olds), Adult
This presentation is available in Spanish.
Setup Requirements: Power Point presentation if desired, no requirements necessary

3. Teaching by Dilemma

Summary: Helping your students see the dilemmas in history through historical problems. Great for the TAKS tests.
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.21(A), 4.21(B), 4.21(C), 4.21(D), 4.21(E), 4.22(A), 4.22(B), 4.22(C), 4.22(D), 4.22(E), 4.23(A), 4.23(B)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.1(A), 7.21(A), 7.21(B), 7.21(C), 7.21(D), 7.21(E), 7.21(F), 7.21(G), 7.22(A), 7.22(B), 7.22(D), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)
Length: 1-2 hours
Appropriate Audience: Elementary (9-11 yr olds), Middle School (11-14 yr olds), High School (14-18 yr olds), Adult
This presentation is available in Spanish.
Setup Requirements: None

Areas of Service

Anywhere
Anywhere within Texas
Within 150 Miles of Abilene
Within 150 Miles of Amarillo
Within 150 Miles of Brownsville
Within 150 Miles of Dallas/Fort Worth
Within 150 Miles of El Paso
Within 150 Miles of Houston
Within 150 Miles of San Antonio

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