Teachers, please use the website linked above to find technology lessons for 4th or 7th grade Texas History. It is my hope that your students will be more engaged and be empowered to take responsibility for their own learning. Within each six weeks are lessons, ideas for student products, and ways to check for understanding.
The Mapping of US HIstory
Above is a Google My Map that gives the complete History of Texas as told from a geographic background. This is a year long mapping project made of 10 lessons. Here is a link to all of the lessons and project resources. I started using Google My Maps to tell the "story" of history because i was so tired of students not knowing where things were on the map when we talked about them in class. This project gives students the context they need in order to understand the history that unfolded in Texas, and more specifically, Mesquite.