This past few weeks my students and I have been discussing various sides of the so-called Texas Revolution in depth in both my Texas History class and Mexican American History I class. One of my favorite things about teaching is that… Read More ›
As a thought experiment, let’s imagine that for one minute you could know every single thing that occurred throughout Texas, in private and public spaces, every where, every thing, with every living and non-living creature. In such a case, you would… Read More ›
Have you ever heard of Lind, Adams County, Washington? Have you ever heard of Hawai’i? I’m guessing you have heard of the states Hawai’i and Washington but have not heard of the very small town, Lind. But, how much do you actually… Read More ›
Much to the chagrin to the majority of Texans, including law enforcement agencies and those for canceled carry, open carry begins in Texas in just a few hours. This law will allow the approximately 100,000 people with concealed permits to openly… Read More ›
We face an escalating and serious crisis when it comes to allowing people access to doctors, and too few are paying attention.
Recently, I have been re-reminded of the power of ending classes with a 5-10 minute discussion where each student names one thing they learned during the lesson that day. The only rule is they can’t name something another student has… Read More ›
Articulating various responses to “What is Texas History” with my students continues to fascinate me, as does teaching and learning more and more Texas History, and I wanted to share a few things in particular that have been on my… Read More ›