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June Social Studies Workshops

Monday, June 5th A Missing Piece History: Afro-Latinos in the Elementary Curriculum Hemispheres : University of Texas :Benson Latin American Collection,2nd Floor Conference Room (SRH 1.208) FREE


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Tuesday, June 6th Elementary Extravaganza   ESC Region 13


Tue.-Wed. June 20-21st Totally Texas Immersion   Austin ISD

Bob Bullock Museum




June 26th

ELAR Distinguished Speaker Series: Kelly Gallagher

 ESC Region 13 $155


Tuesday, June 27th Prepare & Prosper: Preparing Students for National History Day CenTex History Fair & TSHA

Bob Bullock Museum


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June 29th

Driving on the Right Side of the Road ESC Region 13


Deedee Monagas


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For more information read our Spring Newsletter 

Our Summer Newsletter is scheduled for June 15th (to access it please check our  Blog, Twitter and Webpage)

Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter 


There will no LRE TRAINING this Saturday, March 25th

Due to conflicts, the LRE training planned for this Saturday has been cancelled. I apologize for this inconvenience.

 They will be presenting Teaching the Tough TEKS for 8th and 11th grades in Leander ISD June 12-13, 2017.

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