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Mr. J. C. Martin

1 University Station, D0901
The University of Texas
Austin, TX 78712
(512) 471-1525
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Topics of Expertise

Texas Geography and Cartography


1. Crossroads of Empire: The Discovery and Mapping of Texas and the American Southwest

Summary: Throughout four hundred years of the discovery, exploration, and mapping of the new world Texas served as a center for the European struggle for conquest throughout North America.  What resulted was a unique cultural phenomenon that led to the creation of the Republic of Texas.
Length: 30-45 minutes
Related Fourth Grade TEKS: 4.2(A), 4.2(B), 4.2(C), 4.8(A)
Related Seventh Grade TEKS: 7.1(C), 7.2(B), 7.2(C)
Appropriate Audience: Adult
Setup Requirements: Slide projector (preferably w/ remote control) and projection screen

Areas of Service

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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