Texas History for Teachers (TX4T) is an exciting new initiative at the University of North Texas aimed at providing social studies teachers free access to the most authoritative, evidence-based historical content and pedagogical resources for teaching Texas history.

The TX4T website, launched on March 2, 2022, offers teachers a central hub for accessing TX4T content across fifteen chronological units. To support educators, TX4T is releasing content as it is developed; the Texas Revolution is the first complete unit, while others are under active development.

In the Texas Revolution unit—and all future units—teachers will find:

  • An overarching unit plan with guiding questions and corresponding TEKS.
  • Interconnected lesson plans built on primary sources.
  • Professionally produced videos narrated by a historian that provide context about people and events identified in the TEKS. 
  • Virtual video field trips of important historical sites. 
  • Curated primary sources documenting both people and events named in the TEKS. 
  • Digitized historical maps. 
  • Classroom content highlighting the experiences and perspectives of historically underrepresented groups, such as women, African Americans, and Latino/a people.

TX4T is also deeply focused on accessibility. Whenever possible, lessons are available in Spanish and accommodated versions and videos are available with English captioning or Spanish subtitles and in American Sign Language. Everything in TX4T is also searchable by the TEKS.

TX4T co-director, Andrew J. Torget, was recently named a Fellow of the Whiting Foundation's highly competitive Public Engagement Program, which supports important public-facing humanities projects and will be funding the development of new video lectures and virtual field trips for TX4T units. Humanities Texas was proud to nominate Torget for this prestigious award.

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