The Texas General Land Office Archives and Records is an important resource in a student's journey to understanding Texas history. After all, the Land Office is the home to the history of Texas land, and where all the original land grants of Texas are permanently housed.
The ability to analyze and interpret primary source material continues to be an important skill in state-mandated curriculum and there's no better place to find useful resources than at the Archives and Records of the Land Office.
The easy-to-use Teacher's Study Guide, TEKS-related lessons, and other resources will enable teachers and students alike to understand how and why land has greatly impacted the history of our state.
Teacher's Guide to the Land Grant Process
The Teacher's Guide details the land granting process of early Texas. Targeted to educators, this adaptable, easy-to-follow guide provides teachers of any grade level with the basic knowledge of how land was distributed in Texas and how public land influenced the development of the state. Primary source materials, including historic maps and documents, are highlighted for easy access and inclusion into a daily curriculum.
Texas History Lesson Plans
Lesson plans from the Texas General Land Office introduce teachers and students to the history of the GLO and its collection of valuable documents and maps. These time-saving lessons are TEKS-correlated and can be adapted to a variety of student learning styles and levels. Lesson plans cover a wide-ranging set of topics including Texas' rich military history and history of public land use.