Educator Resources

Experience the Bullock Museum—the biggest classroom in Texas.

Use these resources to gain content knowledge or to create activities for your students to take a deeper dive into Texas history.

Many of these tools can be used on-demand in your classroom or can be paired with a visit to the Museum to help enhance the learning experience.

On-Demand Tools

Use these online curriculum resources anytime in your classroom.

  • Texas History Top Ten Lists: These lists of the top ten items for different Texas history topics are the perfect starting point when planning your upcoming units or you want a place to send your students on assignment.
  • Campfire Stories: Interact with Texans gathered around a campfire to share their stories. Students will discover the people who shaped Texas.
  • Texas History Timeline: Let your students travel through the past in a sweeping journey through Texas history.
  • Interactive Artifact Gallery: Examine curriculum-related Texas artifacts in our searchable database featuring hundreds of images and the in-depth stories they tell.
  • On-Demand Videos: Check out the Bullock Museum's YouTube page for videos about how exhibitions are made, the stories of different Texans, and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the Museum.
  • Digital La Belle Exhibition: The shipwreck La Belle is brought to vivid life for your classroom. Watch videos and reinforce learning with hands-on activities.
  • The Texas Story Project: Read oral history stories submitted by diverse Texans about their connections to the past.
  • Virtual Texas Capitol: A clickable Capitol feature allows students to explore the building as well as their roles in Texas government. 

Distance Learning Programs

Bring the Museum to your classroom through live, interactive distance learning programs. Connect with a Museum Educator for a Texas history lesson.

View the class topics and registration info.

Student Activity Guides

Lessons and hands-on activities to do at school or during your Museum visit, for students to connect to the Museum's Texas History Galleries, special exhibitions, and IMAX® films.

View the student activity guides.

Educator Professional Development

Attend a workshop or select an on-demand program recording eligible for CPE credit.

View the Professional Development resources.

Educator Preview Visit

Use an Educator Preview Visit to test out lesson plans, scope out the current exhibits, and check out film options before your trip.

To receive waived exhibition admission and tickets to educational films, K-12 educators who live in Texas can show their school ID badge at the Ticketing Counter and tell the attendant they're here for an Educator Preview Visit.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting sponsor The Lange Family Foundation, and Contributing sponsors Bella and Chase Cooley, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, and Roger and Marianne Staubach.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.