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Dr. Jesús de la Teja

Department of History
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 245-2142
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Topics of Expertise

European Colonization
Mexican Colonization
Texas Revolution

Presentations

1. The Legacy of Spanish Texas

Summary: This presentation discusses how the history of Spain in Texas and Mexico bears on modern Texas society. Architecture, language, economic activities, and foodways are focus of the presentation. Can be tailored to all audiences.
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.2(A), 4.2(B), 4.2(C), 4.2(D), 4.2(E), 4.10(B), 4.12(A), 4.14(B), 4.16(A), 4.19(A), 4.19(B), 4.19(C), 4.22(A), 4.23(A), 4.23(B)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.1(A), 7.1(C), 7.2(B), 7.2(C), 7.2(F), 7.11(A), 7.19(A), 7.19(B), 7.19(C), 7.19(D), 7.21(D), 7.21(E), 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: Presenter has necessary equipment, except for screen (a white wall will do) and electricity.

2. Tejanos and the Texas Revolution

Summary: Discussion of the role of Tejanos in the period of revolutionary Texas. Their roles in the politics and military activities of the period are discussed, focusing on Juan Seguín and José Antonio Navarro.
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.1(A), 7.1(B), 7.1(C), 7.2(D), 7.3(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.4(A), 7.18(A), 7.19(B), 7.23(A), 7.23(B)
Length: 1-2 hours
Appropriate Audience: 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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