Discover Texas History
...one adventure after another!
Discover Texas is an age-integrated program that will help your family discover Texas history, geography, and government in a way that is meaningful, memorable, and fun.
Each lesson tells a story and features:
- web links
- and field trips
to keep things interesting and help you experience, firsthand, the "greatest state in the main forty-eight!"
Ten volumes guide you through ten chronological eras: Geography & Indian Cultures; Explorers; Missions & Colonies; Texas as a Nation; Texas in the Civil War; Statehood & Constitution; Cavalry & Indians (westward expansion); Ranches, Cotton & Oil (industrialization); Texas Today/Famous Texans; and My Place in History. In each era you'll enjoy reading colorfully illustrated articles that narrate the story of Texas, or use the read-along audio feature. Web links in each article take you to select websites where you can learn dig deeper into topics of special interest. Each volume includes a wide variety of activities--related topical studies, unit study activities, and critical thinking questions. The Teacher's Tips section in each volume gives you a broad summary of the issues impacting the era and provides suggestions for books and field trips. With print-outs included for reading guides, maps, activities, vocabulary, and tests, you have everything you need to immerse yourself in an interactive, hands-on history adventure!
This program was originally designed for home and parochial school use.
Lynn Dean is a veteran homeschool mom with 30 years of experience. In addition to teaching her own family she's created dozens of popular classes for larger groups. Now she equips and encourages homeschool parents as a curriculum designer and motivational speaker, helping them create learning experiences that turn "school" into an adventure!
Frequently Asked Questions
A note from the course creator:
In my experience our homeschool was so much better if each year we included one course guaranteed to be fun--something the whole family could enjoy learning together. For us, Discover Texas was that one course.
Join up for an adventure!