Archive for the ‘Media’ Category

General Land Office Presentation Live (5.29.15) at 2pm

Thursday, May 28th, 2015


 Join General Land Commissioner, George P. Bush

LIVE on Friday, May 29th at 2pm


He will be presenting an exciting session on Character which will include primary source documents.This is a great opportunity for your students to see how we use historic documents today and develop their own ideas about character.

Austin Museum Day is this Sunday!

Friday, September 19th, 2014





With a potentially rainy weekend ahead of us, why not plan to spend this Sunday at the museum?  This Sunday, September 21, 2014, marks the 16th year of Austin Museum Day.  

Austin Museum Day is a free, city-wide rediscovery of Austin museums held on the penultimate (second to last) Sunday of the month of September. It provides the public with free access to exhibits and activities representing more than 35 Austin cultural institutions!

Check out the link to the Austin Museum Day information: and access the mobile guide and venue map of events.  

Decoration Day — or Memorial Day as it is Now Called

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Decoration Day — or Memorial Day

It’s no secret…I’m a self-proclaimed PBS junkie.  Just this week I caught the tail end of an American Experience episode – Death and the Civil War.  I was immediately captured and even went back to watch the whole piece online. What I found relevant, to this week in particular, was the origin of the very first Memorial Day, as told by Historian, David W. Blight.  The event held on May 1, 1865, was led by Freed people in Charleston, South Carolina to honor 260 deceased Union soldiers.  This may be an interesting piece to show to students before they leave school on Friday and serve as a reminder of how Memorial Day honors the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

Another video that may be of interest to show: Freedom Isn’t Free..

Thank you to the many brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to securing our freedom. 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

I am a self-proclaimed PBS junkie, so I wanted to share with you that beginning tonight, October 22nd, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross series with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will begin at 7 pm.  Episode One: The Black Atlantic (1500-1800) explores the global experiences that created the African American people.  If you are reading this on Wednesday morning, you can stream all episodes the following day at KLRU  or at The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross website.  The website for the series has a variety of facts, features and awesome downloadable African American Quotation Posters that your can print, pin or share.  I’ve already pinned these to my own Pinterest pages and plan to print the full-sized colored versions to give out at my next workshop with teachers.  The series was produced by WNET out of New York, the same team that developed the cool game Mission US – A Revolutionary Way to Learn History.