Social Studies – Teaching the Tougher TEKS – July 30th

Law Related Presents: Teaching the Tough TEKS in 8th and 11th Grade Social Studies

Some TEKS never go away…long-term low and repeatedly tested TEKS taunt 8th and 11th grade! Let’s get this one done! During this workshop participants will explore activities and resources to assist with targeting the tough TEKS in Grade 8 and 11 American History while incorporating the process skills. Participants will walk with a variety of strategies to use to enhance rigor and engage students in American History content.

July 30th, 2018

This event is free and lunch will be provided.

To register, use the following e-campus codes…

SU1840023 – 8th grade

SU1840039 – 11th grade

National History Day Workshop

A National History Day  Workshop

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

9:00 am 4:00 pm

Bullock Texas State History Museum  Workshop ID SU1839975

Register in 4 Steps:


2.Sign in or log into the ecampus system

3.Once logged in, enter the workshop ID in the right hand corner

4.Click the Register Button

January Newsletter

General Land Office Essay Contest

Due Date Extended  to November 15th for Texas GLO Essay Contest
GLO Essay


Details provided here:

Students in grade 4th and 7th are welcome to enter the General Land Office Essay contest.

The student should address the question, “What history in your community or in Texas, is worth saving?”

The student’s name should not appear on any portion of the essay.

The submission should be stapled to the signed contest entry form. Electronic and paper submissions are acceptable.

**Include authors, publication titles & dates for all sources used.  For online sources, list the full URL of each page.

Evening for Educators at the Bob Bullock, November 2


November 2, 2016 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Join educators from around the state for a FREE event.

Explore the Museum’s special fall exhibitions focusing on symbols of American patriotism, as well as Nazi propaganda.

Come anytime from 5:00-8:00pm, but you won’t want to miss these scheduled events:
5:00 pm Refreshments in the Grand Lobby

5:45 pm-6:15 pm Explore the exhibitions and visit resource stations from local organizations.

Be sure to use the Text Message Tour in State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda.
Select your favorite flag from American Flags.
6:15 pm-7:50 pm Featured Activities

Explore the symbols of the American flag and experiment with printmaking techniques with a guest presenter from The Contemporary Austin.
Discover strategies and methods for teaching the Holocaust in your classroom.
The event is free of charge, and parking is complimentary in the Museum’s garage.

Questions? Contact (512) 936-4604 or

LBJ’s Educator Hour with Dan Rather: Tuesday, November 1st

LBJ Library

LBJ is hosting an Educator Hour with Dan Rather

Tuesday, November 1st.

3:30 p.m.
LBJ Library Classrooms (2nd Floor)

It is only $15 to attend unless you are a member of the museum.


Fall Social Studies Leadership Meeting

Save the Date for our annual Fall Leadership Meeting on

Tuesday, November 15th from 9:00- 11:00 am



Please submit agenda items and/or questions that you would like addressed prior to November 10, 2016 to

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Educator Evening at the LBJ Library: Perspectives on the Presidential Election


LBJ Library

On September 13, 2016,  the LBJ Library will host a free educator evening featuring guest speaker Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, who will discuss perspectives on the upcoming presidential election. Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto is a professor and outreach director for the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, a political analyst for Telemundo, and a contributor to MSNBC and You can find more information about Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto by visiting her website, Educators will be welcomed to a reception with refreshments, election related educational materials and door prizes. The LBJ Library will also launch a new educator membership, as part of the Friends of the LBJ Library program. Two hours of CPE credit will be awarded for attendees. Free parking will be available in the LBJ Library visitor lot #38, located on Red River Street.

Date: September 13, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:30
Where: LBJ Library Atrium

5:30-6:30 Reception with wine, hors d¹oeuvres and door prizes
6:30-7:30 Perspectives on the Presidential Election Program, featuring Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Door prizes given away will include:
All expense paid field trip to the LBJ Library, up to $500
Friends of the LBJ Library Educator Memberships
An LBJ Library swag bag, including an autographed copy of Indomitable Will, by Mark K. Updegrove

RSVP here:

Membership Program:
At the educator evening, we will be launching the Friends of the LBJ Library Educator Membership for $50, which includes:
Free admission to the LBJ Library¹s Permanent and special exhibits
Free admission to all thirteen Presidential Libraries
10% discount on purchase in The Store at LBJ
Complimentary rental of our multimedia exhibit guide
Complimentary issues of our biannual newsletter Among Friends and monthly member eNewsletters
Advance notice of major symposia and other public events
Personalized membership card
One pre-determined Friends invite per semester
Two teacher-specific events per semester
CPE credits when applicable
Priority for workshops and special student opportunities

Critical Conversations about Civil Rights

New Form

Apologies about the original form. Please use this link to register. form


The last couple of summers have brought a lot of dialogue over the issues of civil rights in America and our students will have questions, comments and concerns.  ESC Region 13 will be providing an opportunity for teachers to learn more about how Civil Rights is presented in the curriculum by analyzing primary sources from the educators at on September 13th.   We are allowing space for 15 teachers, preferably those who teach American & Texas history, to join us.   If you are interested, please complete the following form and share your name and content you will be teaching this year.  Information about registration will be sent out in August if you are selected.

Socratic Seminar

Back to School: Don’t Start School Without Us

Fourth of July has come and gone and now summer is moving faster than a roller coaster.  Don’t let your summer break end without learning a new skill, strategy or purpose to our glorious profession.  We will have Bill Perryman here August 9th for his 7 Steps to a Language Rich Classroom.  This training is open to all teachers and to follow up with Mr. Perryman, Esmeralda Alday will be presenting two half day trainings over Sheltered Instruction practices. All registration information is contained in the flyer: Back to School Smore