Commissioner George P. Bush and GLO Staff to Teach Live-Streamed Texas History Class

Lesson on "Opportunity in Texas" uses primary resources from GLO archives

Contact: Brittany Eck
(512) 463-5708
brittany.eck@glo.texas.gov
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MEDIA ADVISORY — Oct 08, 2015

AUSTIN — Commissioner George P. Bush will teach a live Texas history class, "Opportunity in Texas: Land and Its Legacy in Texas History," on Thurs., Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

The class will be co-taught with K-12 Outreach Coordinator Buck Cole and live-streamed from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) via YouTube.

Using documents found in the GLO Archives, the lesson discusses how substantial land grants influenced settlers to undertake a long and perilous journey and move to Texas during the early 1800s.

Texas teachers and students will be invited to ask questions about the lesson and the GLO Archives on Twitter before and during the live class using #SaveTXHistory.

WHAT: Opportunity in Texas: Land and Its Legacy in Texas History
WHO: Hosted by Commissioner George P. Bush and K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator Buck Cole
WHERE: Live-streamed on YouTube and at http://www.txglo.org/education
WHEN: Thursday, October 29 at 2 p.m.

When live, a link to the broadcast will be posted on GLO social media channels and the GLO education website: http://www.txglo.org/education.

Follow the Texas General Land Office on Facebook at http://www.txglo.org/facebook, on Twitter at http://www.txglo.org/twitter, or YouTube at http://www.txglo.org/youtube.

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