Teacher Resources

TeachingTexas.org provides teachers with easy access to all types of material useful in the teaching of Texas studies. Resources include primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, staff development, apps and interactive websites, museum exhibits and programs, books, and events. The resources found there include TSHA resources as well as many other institutions.


Teach Using the Handbook of Texas Online

Click on the ebooks below to view as downloadable PDFs:

The following tools are helpful for using the Handbook of Texas in the classroom. They were created by teachers for teachers:

TEKS alignment, grade 4 social studies
TEKS alignment, grade 7 social studies


Texas Day by Day - A fun and different way to look at history. Daily "features" drawn from the Handbook of Texas Online highlight important, interesting, or unusual events in Texas history.

Teacher Discounts The Dealhack Teacher Discounts List is a quarterly survey of brands that offer discounts to teachers. Every three months they independently verify each and every store on the list. The list, which is broken down into 19 categories, can be downloaded and used as the ultimate reference guide to teacher savings.

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Call for Papers: Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Events, Symposia, and Workshops
Hi all! You may be interested in this call for papers I received from the Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College...

Katy Jennings' Ride Scholarly Research Request
I'm doing research on Catherine Jennings Lockwood, specifically the incident known as "Katy Jennings' Ride." Her father was Gordon C. Jennings, the oldest man to die at the Alamo...

Texas Constitution of 1836 Co-Author- Elisha Pease? Ask a Historian
The TSHA profile of Elisha Marshall Pease states that he wrote part of the Texas Constitution although he was only a 24 year-old assistant secretary (not elected). I cannot find any other mention of this authorship work by Pease in other credible research about the credited Constution authors...