Texas History Tuesdays: Tall Tales in Texas

Online Program

Livestream April 28, 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestream April 28, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Connect with the Bullock Museum over videoconference during this live presentation.

A Museum Educator, primary sources, and interesting content is a winning instructional combination. These programs are typically taught to elementary and middle school audiences, but we invite anyone who is looking for an enriching and fun experience to connect with us. 

Livestream 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Livestream 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Program Details

What makes a story a tall tale? What are the characteristics of that genre? A Museum Educator will lead a discussion about the literary elements of a Tall Tale. The book, Pecos Bill Invents the Ten-Gallon Hat, will be read aloud with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. During the discussion, evaluate the Tall Tale genre and determine whether this story fits the criteria.

You'll be able to ask questions during the Q and A at the end of the program. No supplies needed, but if you want to add on some extension activities, see below.

TEKS English Langugage Arts curriculum correlations
  • Kindergarten: K.7a-d; K.8a
  • 1st grade: 1.8a-d; 1.9a
  • 2nd grade: 2.8a-d; 2.9a
  • 3rd grade: 3.8a-d; 3.9a
  • 4th grade: 4.8a-d; 4.9a; 4.10a-f
  • 5th grade: 5.9a; 5.10a-f

Please note: You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream. You will be asked to register upon connecting to the webinar. Advanced registration is not required. 

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream. Teachers, if you have questions or want to discuss other security and privacy measures so that your students can participate, please email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.

Visit here for information about the Bullock Museum's Distance Learning Program options.

Questions? Interested in scheduling this program for your group at a different date/time? Email distance.learning@thestoryoftexas.com.