Texas History Tuesdays: Texas History and the Civil War

Online Program

Livestream May 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Livestream May 12, 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

Why did the United States divide and go to war against itself? How did this affect families, the economy, and enslaved people? What battles were fought within Texas' borders and what toll did these battles take on the soldiers? A Museum Educator will lead an exploration for a search for evidence from artifacts and paintings. A special guest from the past, major General Granger, will tell his story about how his reading of the Emancipation Proclamation brought about the end of slavery in Texas.

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 Social Studies curriculum correlations
  • 4th grade: 4.4a, 4.19a-b, 4.21a-c, 4.22
  • 5th grade: 5.4b, 5.4d, 5.4e, 5.23a-d, 5.25a-c, 5.26
  • 7th grade: 7.1a-b, 7.5a-c, 7.16a, 7.20 a-e , 7.22a, 7.23a
  • 8th grade: 8.1a-b, 8.7a-c, 8.8b, 8.8c, 8.10a, 8.12b, 8.16b, 8.17b, 8.21a, 8.29a-e, 8.30a, 8.31a

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.