1. The Revised Fine Arts TEKS

    • CPE credit is 8
    • Subject: Fine Arts
    This course will provide an overview of the benefits of fine arts education for students and various aspects of fine arts programming, as well as the application of the revised TEKS for each discipline. Participants who successfully complete all modules and the assessment will earn eight continuing professional education (CPE) credits.
    • Resource ID: TEASS001
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Social Studies TEKS: Supporting Information

    • Resource ID: TXLS027
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will examine several items related to the First Amendment and respond to the teacher-created questions. Student groups will present their conclusions to the class.

    • Resource ID: TXLS001
    • Grade Range: 8
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will debate the representation argument of the Constitutional Convention and create a compromise that addresses the concerns of both large states and small states (the Great Compromise). Then, students will connect this concept to the present-day system of government.

    • Subject: Social Studies

    AP® Microeconomics covers the scope and sequence requirements of a typical one-semester college-Microeconomics course. The text provides comprehensive coverage of economic principles, research, and impacts. AP® Microeconomics has been designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP®  Microeconomics Framework, while allowing significant flexibility for instructors.

    Each section of the book also includes sections on AP® test preparation. Content requirements for AP® Microeconomics are prescribed in the College Board Publication Advanced Placement Course in Microeconomics, published by The College Board (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter118/ch118b.html#118.13).

    • Subject: Social Studies

    AP® Macroeconomics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of a typical one-semester Macroeconomics course. The text provides comprehensive coverage of economic principles, research, and impacts. AP® Macroeconomics has been designed to meet and exceed the requirements of the College Board’s AP® Macroeconomics Framework, while allowing significant flexibility for instructors.

    Each section of the book also includes sections and assessments that aid in AP® test preparation. Content requirements for AP® Macroeconomics are prescribed by the College Board Publication: Advanced Placement Course in Macroeconomics (http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/rules/tac/chapter118/ch118b.html#118.14).

  2. Creative Motivation

    • Resource ID: PBS419
    • Grade Range: 1–3
    • Subject: Fine Arts

    In these segments, artist Mark Ecko discusses what motivates him to create his art, and what "creativity" means to him. This resource teaches students what "motivation" and "creativity" mean, and empowers students to create their own art.

    • Resource ID: PBS458
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this video segment from Nature, we learn that dogs were the first creatures to be domesticated. Ancient people thought of dogs as creatures of magic and as spiritual guardians. Dogs were often sacrificed and buried with people to protect them with their magical powers.

    • Resource ID: PBS442
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this activity, students travel virtually to 25 different states from Alabama to Missouri. While on their journey students explore geography, learn state capitals and interesting facts along the way.

    • Resource ID: PBS449
    • Grade Range: 3–5
    • Subject: Social Studies

    In this activity, students combine psychomotor skills and geography as they travel from Montana to Wyoming. As students travel from state to state, they learn regional facts and state capitals. 

    • Resource ID: USHM1L1b
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will be able to identify economic, social, and political issues surrounding the Gilded Age. Students will identify significant historical figures associated with the Gilded Age.

    • Resource ID: USHM3L10
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Given background information, students will identify the social and economic impact of World War II on the American home front, such as the Great Depression, rationing, and increased opportunity for women and minority employment.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L3
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    After analyzing primary and secondary resources about the child labor, the students should be able to draw conclusions about the need to reform child labor practices.

    • Resource ID: USHM1L4
    • Grade Range: 9–12
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will describe how Upton Sinclair's The Jungle reflected issues of the Progressive Era.

    • Resource ID: TXLS011A
    • Grade Range: 6
    • Subject: Social Studies

    Students will create a bar graph representing data about China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, India, and the United States using information from a data bank. The data bank includes information on population, population density, gross domestic product, literacy rates, annual salary, infant mortality, and land area. Students then will examine a light pollution map to make connections between the data presented and the bar graphs.