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Dr. Alwyn Barr

Department of History
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1013
(806) 742-1004
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Topics of Expertise

Texas Revolution
Civil War and Reconstruction
Turn of the Century (1880s-1920s)
Texas Government and Politics

Presentations

1. African Americans in the Texas Revolution

Summary: Roles in the revolution and impact of the revolution on African Americans.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.3(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.3(D)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

2. Texas politics, 1876-1906

Summary: A discussion of parties, leaders, issues and changes.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(D), 4.15(A), 4.15(C), 4.17(D), 4.18(A)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.3(A), 7.3(D), 7.4(A), 7.4(C), 7.5(A), 7.5(B), 7.5(C), 7.6(A), 7.6(B), 7.6(D), 7.7(A), 7.7(C), 7.7(D), 7.7(E), 7.7(F), 7.17(A), 7.17(B), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

3. Texas Revolution

Summary: An overview of causes, war, and results.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E), 4.8(A), 4.17(D)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.3(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.3(D), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

4. The African-American Experience in Texas

Summary: A survey of roles, struggles, and contributions.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.3(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.3(D)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

5. Texas and Texans in the Civil War

Summary: A survey of events including battles, leaders, politics, and impact of the war.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.4(A), 4.4(B), 4.4(C), 4.4(D), 4.17(D)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.5(A), 7.5(B), 7.5(C), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

6. The Battle for San Antonio, 1835

Summary: The armies, fighting, and results of this important battle in the Texas Revolution.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.3(A), 4.3(B), 4.3(C), 4.3(D), 4.3(E), 4.8(A), 4.17(D)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.3(A), 7.3(B), 7.3(C), 7.3(D), 7.18(A), 7.18(B)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector and screen

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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