Teacher Workshop: Texas Railroads and Westward Expansion

Teacher Workshop: Texas Railroads and Westward Expansion

Investigate the historical role that railroads played in the Western Expansion of Texas.

Workshop begins with chartered bus travel to local, historic railroad sites, followed by a catered lunch and an afternoon of curriculum enrichment ideas.

Examine antique photographs from the museum archives and investigate issues of social and cultural displacement, land ownership, urban development, economic growth, and environmental change. Practice your skills in primary resource interpretation. Enjoy creative writing and map-making activities.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣Science, Social Studies, Texas History, US History

Grade(s) ‣ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Audience(s) ‣ Social Studies Instructors, History Instructors, Science Instructors, General Classroom Instructors


Teacher Workshop: Fiesta! Hispanic Arts and Culture

Teacher Workshop: Fiesta! Hispanic Arts and Culture

Traditions, celebrations, artists, history, and gods! Enrich your existing curriculum with games, music, activities and crafts inspired by Hispanic art and artifacts of the OJAC collection.

Discover fun and meaningful lessons that reinforce social and cultural connections for your JH/ HS students.

Very hands-on workshop; leave with curriculum packets, digital images for classroom use, finished samples and freebies! 


CPE Credit ‣ 6.0

Subject(s) ‣ Bilingual/ESL, Fine Art, Language Art, Art Instructors, Social Studies

Grade(s) ‣ 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Audience(s) ‣ Secondary Teachers