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Professional Development at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum will offer two exciting professional development opportunities, totaling more than 10 hours of credit, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in the next month. “Mr. and Mrs. Polk’s War: A Presidential Partnership for Texas and Manifest Destiny” Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, McCord Auditorium, Southern Methodist University (SMU) Join the […]

Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush

Join a distance learning opportunity for students in grades 3–8 via videoconference, live stream, or recording on January 14th from 10–11:15 a.m. CST: Reading Discovery with First Lady Barbara Bush from the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Register for the live stream or video conference before noon (CST) tomorrow, January 9, at http://www.connect2texas.net/bushlibrary41. Registration for the recording will remain […]

Oh Freedom! William and Ellen Craft’s Escape from Slavery and Continued Search for Freedom

A new primary source activity introduces students to the Crafts, who escaped slavery and were pursued under the Fugitive Slave Act in 1850.

New Teaching Activity: From Dred Scott to the Civil Rights Act of 1875

Students will learn how rights for African-Americans changed quickly from the Dred Scott decision to the Civil Rights Act of 1875 by examining primary sources and explaining the relationships between them.

Civil Rights Today Essay Contest for Texas 12th Graders

The Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation invites students to explore the enduring issue of civil rights as it impacts them or those around them in the 2014 “Civil Rights Today” Essay Contest. The contest is open to 12th-grade Texas students. Essays must be submitted by midnight on February 10, 2014. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, signed into law […]

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