I guess it should be no surprise that since we are homeschooling for this first year of school – that we would study Texas History. Most homeschoolers I know are not teaching history in kindergarten but Ellie has shown an interest in it so here we are. Most of the things below I would say would be good up until about 12th grade.
Books we used for Texas History
Where to find printables?
I found most of my printables on Pinterest and on Teachers pay Teachers. If you are not aware of what Teachers pay Teachers is, it is an online marketplace for teaching resources.
- You can also sign up to be a big tex insider so you can be notified when you can sign your kiddos 12 and under up to be apart of the Big Tex Little Lonestars Club. They have fun fair-related which basically means Texas related actives delivered every month! Ellie really enjoys these.
Out sourcing for Texas History
Along with Teachers pay Teachers there is also Outschool! Which is really fun. It is free to join and then you can search through the courses and classes for your kiddo to do. Some are multiple sessions and some are just one time! I can spend hours on this site just looking at everything.
Field trips in Texas
There is SOOO many places to visit in Texas to teach the history of the state. I listed some of my favorites below. If you find yourself in a little Texas town you might be surprised the museum’s they have there!
- – The Texas State Capital in Austin, TX.
- – Washington on the Brazos
- – The Alamo
- – Texas Civil War Museum
- – San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site
- – Stockyards National Historic District
- – Texas Ranger Museum Waco
- – Old Red Museum
- – Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
- – Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Resources for Texas History
The number one website for resources on Texas History would be The Texas Historical Commission.