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My Texas History Notebook

My Texas History Notebook Awards

This is a great opportunity to share your lesson plans with educators around the state of Texas. My Texas History Notebook Awards is a contest for educators and students designed to encourage creative approaches towards classroom instruction.

General Guidelines:

Contest Categories:

Category #1 Interactive Lesson Plan for Dual Language Learners
Award: A $500 stipend will be given to the top three entries.
Participants are invited to create a lesson plan for dual language learners using our list of suggested topics for Texas History classes. Language modifications of existing lesson plans on the Resources 4 Educators website may be submitted for this category. Modifications must include Spanish translations of worksheets and exercises for Dual Language/Inclusion classrooms.

Category #2 Interactive Lesson Plan for 4th and/or 7th grade
Award: A $500 stipend will be given to the top three entries.
Participants are invited to create a lesson plan using our list of suggested topics for Texas History classes. See example lesson plans on the right for guidance.

Category #3 Primary Source Sets
Award: A $250 stipend will be given to the top eight entries.
Participants are invited to create a Primary Source Set based on a Texas History topic of their choice. Primary Sources from the Portal to Texas History will encompass 50% of the content. Additionally, entries must include one interactive learning component. This is a good choice for entries created with student input, such as classroom projects or student/teacher collaborations.


Tutorials : How to find Primary Sources within the Portal:

 

 

This competition is sponsored by the University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History and Humanities Texas, Linden Heck Howell Texas History Initiative.