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George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents

Nazi POW Camps in America During World War II

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

9:00am-9:50am

Grades 9-12, Adults

Dr. Arnold Kramer, Historian Emeritus and global expert presents Nazi POW Camps In America During World War II.  Join a fascinating historical story as Dr. Arnold Kramer delivers insights about the World War II Nazi POW camps in America.

Interactive sites will get face-to-face time with the presenter to ask questions. If you would like to be interactive, please send your questions to shirley.hammond@nara.gov by February 15th.

TEKS:

SOCIAL STUDIES: CULTURE, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY 
113.41C: 2c, 2d, 7a, 7b, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 19b
113.42C: 12b, 12c

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presents

Living History: The Hospital at Fort Richardson State Historic Site

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

10:00am-10:45am

Grades 5-12, Adults


Join us for the first installment of our living history series. We'll go back in time at Fort Richardson State Historic Site. Our stop will be the hospital, the largest building on the parade grounds near Lost Creek. Through storytelling, students will relive the life of the enlisted within the hospital's walls.

TEKS:

Social Studies - 5.1A, 5.9A, 5.24E, 6.1B, 6.7A, 6.22C, 7.4C, 8.23A, 8.29D


Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents

Thomas Borcher Esquire: Presentation on the Supreme Court

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

10:00am-10:50am

Grades 9-12, Adults

Join Thomas Borcher as he discusses three landmark supreme court cases. One major case that he will highlight is Texas vs Johnson of 1990. This case dealt with flag burning and begs the question, what defines free speech?

Thomas Borcher makes you wonder, if you were on the Supreme Court how would you have decided?

Interactive sites will get face-to-face time with the presenter to ask questions. If you would like to be interactive, please send your questions to shirley.hammond@nara.gov by Feb. 15th.

TEKS:

SOCIAL STUDIES: CULTURE, HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY 
113.41C: 2c, 2d, 7a, 7b, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 19b
113.42C: 12b, 12c

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents

Skip Hollandsworth--Author of the Midnight Assassin--Q&A

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

1:00pm-2:00pm

Grades 9-12, Adults

Skip Hollandsworth comes to share his stories of investigative journalism and movie making. Come and learn how to know if there is intrigue or mere random acts at play in mysterious stories. He shares wisdom and inspiration through his stories.

He is the executive director of Texas Monthly and is an award winning journalist. 

Interactive sites will get face-to-face time with the presenter to ask questions. If you would like to be interactive, please send your questions to shirley.hammond@nara.gov by Feb. 15th.

TEKS:

English Language Arts 
110.31.B: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A, 3, 5A, 5B, 9A, 9C, 11B, 13B
110.32.B: 1A, 1C, 1D, 2A, 2B, 2C, 5A, 5B, 5C


Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas State Aquarium presents

Brush Up on Good Oral Health Habits

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

10:00am-10:30am

Grades K-2


Join us as we raise awareness during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems. We’ll discuss the importance of good oral health habits and compare our teeth to some unique marine animals' teeth.

 

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

 

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Bass Performance Hall presents

Once Upon a Tale

Monday, Mar. 5, 2018

10:30am-11:15am

12:30pm-1:15pm

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

10:30am-11:15am

12:30pm-1:15pm

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

10:30am-11:15am

12:30pm-1:15pm

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

10:30am-11:15am

12:30pm-1:15pm

Grades Pre-K - 1

TEKS:

110.12 English Language Arts and Reading
7A Connect meaning of well known story or fable to personal experience
7B Explain function of recurring phrases
9A Describe plot and retell story's sequence
27A Listen attentively
117.106 Music
3B Sing tunefully from diverse cultures and styles
6A Identify and demonstrate appropriate audience behavior

On the stage of Bass Performance Hall, two professional storytellers tell classic folktales such as "Three Little Pigs" and an Aesop's fable, such as "The Tortoise and the Hare." Stories are told in both English and Spanish. In addition, a folksinger will sing such classic songs as "Down by the Bay" and "My Aunt Came Back." Children are encouraged to join in.

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas Wildlife Association presents

Animal Encounters: Owl Adaptations

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

2:00pm-2:45pm

Grades  K-8

The owl: nature’s nocturnal bird of prey. Accompanied by our live Eastern Screech Owl in the studio, we will learn about these interesting animals found around the globe and all across Texas. This program will examine the special adaptations which allow them to fly, hunt for prey, and survive in their environment. We will also play the calls of some common Texas owls that your students may hear in their own backyard.

TEKS:

K (2A, 2D, 2E, 9B, 10A, 10B)

1 (2A, 2D, 2E, 9A, 10A, 10C, 10D)

2 (2A, 2D, 2E, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10C)

3 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10C)

4 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10C)

5 (2F, 3A, 9C, 10A, 10C)

6 (2C, 2E, 3A)

7 (2C, 2E, 3A, 10A, 11B, 12A)

8 (2C, 2E, 3A)

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas Wildlife Association presents

Bright Side of Fire

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

9:00am-9:30am

10:15am-10:45am

12:30pm-1:00pm

1:45pm-2:15pm

Grades 5-12, Adults

Join Park Ranger Danielle Bradley to learn all about prescribed fire! While fire may seem a little scary, it is actually very beneficial for our native plants and animals. Together, we'll learn about the fire triangle, observe a demonstration of fire behavior, and discuss ways fire benefits our environment.

TEKS:

5 - 8 Science - 5.2D, 5.3D, 5.9AC, 6.3D, 6.12E, 7.3D, 7.10C, 8.3D, 8.11C

High School - Env Systems - E.3E, E.5A, E.6E 

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas Wildlife Association presents

Animal Encounters: Creepy Critters

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

2:00pm-2:45pm

Grades 1-6

Unfortunately for our guests, their creepy appearance strikes fear in most people, even though they know little about them, and in some cases have never encountered them. Our visitors are quite an eclectic bunch, from those with no limbs, to others with four, six, or even eight! Join us as we take an up-close look at these critters and discuss how they fit into the food chain, as well as their habitats, adaptations, and the structures that bring fear to many.

TEKS:

K (1C, 2A, 2E, 9A, 9B, 10B), 1 (1C, 2A, 2E, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10C, 10D), 2 (1C, 2A, 2E, 9A, 9B, 9C, 10A, 10C), 3 (1B, 2F, 3A, 9A, 9B, 10A, 10B, 10C), 4 (1B, 2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10B, 10C), 5 (1B, 2F, 3A, 9A, 10A, 10B), 6 (1B, 2E, 3A), 7 (1B, 2E, 3A, 10A, 11B, 12A, 14A), 8 (1B, 2E, 3A)

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

Texas Wildlife Association presents

Animal Encounters: Skunks and Armadillos

Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2018

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

2:00pm-2:45pm

Grades K-8

Meet the nine-banded armadillo and the striped skunk. Although their defense behaviors and adaptations benefit them in their wild environment, these same behaviors do not fare well in urban habitats. Most people cannot help but turn up their noses when they think about these two animals, but after our class you will understand the ecological benefit of these fascinating wildlife species. Join us as we clear up some common untruths and add clarity to their unique body structures and their functions with the help of our friendly guest stars.

TEKS:

K (2A, 2E, 9B, 10B), 1 (2A, 2E, 10A), 2 (2A, 2E, 9A, 10A), 3 (2F, 3A, 9A, 10A), 4 (2F, 3A, 10A), 5 (2F, 3A, 10A), 6 (2E, 3A), 7 (2E, 3A, 12A), 8 (2E, 3A)

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.


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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presents

In the Field with Migrating Monarchs

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

1:45pm-2:30pm

Grades K-5


Join Park Ranger Craig Hensley from a field of milkweed plants inside Guadalupe River State Park. In this LIVE program, he will be looking for eggs, larvae, and adult Monarch Butterflies to show students. In addition, he’ll discuss: the life cycle (metamorphosis) of the Monarch as it relates to its migration in general, and through Texas in Spring and Fall; its relationship with the milkweed plant; mimicry and warning coloration; predation; and the milkweed plant as its own mini-ecosystem. We can’t wait to catch some butterflies with you!

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presents

Chainsaws & Wildflowers: Save the Prairie

Thursday, April 26, 2017

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

1:45pm-2:15pm

Thursday,  May 10, 2017

9:00am-9:45am

10:15am-11:00am

12:30pm-1:15pm

1:45pm-2:15pm

Grades 3-5


Join Park Ranger Kate to learn about the most endangered ecosystem in Texas: the Blackland Prairie. We'll go over the important plant species that make up a prairie, including its beautiful wildflowers, and also cover the ways conservationists are working to save them using methods like replanting, prescribed fire, and chainsaws. 

TEKS:  Science - 3.9A, 3.10AB, 4.9A, 4.10AB, 5.9AC, 5.10AB

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.


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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department presents

Seagrass Science

Thursday, May 17, 2018

9:00am-9:30am

10:15am-10:45am

12:30pm-1:00pm

1:45pm-2:15pm

Grades Pre-K - 12, Adults

Seagrasses are among the most productive ecosystems in the world. Join TPWD Coastal Fisheries staff to learn about Texas seagrasses. We will see each of the different seagrass species found in Texas bays and learn about why seagrass meadows are such an important habitat. We will discuss threats to these plants and what TPWD is doing to help protect them.  Special Student Groups: Gifted and Talented, Bilingual/ESL, Special Education.

TEKS:

Science - 4.3D, 4.9AB, 4.10AC, 5.3D, 5.9ABC, 5.10A, 6.3D, 6.12E

Objectives:

1. I can identify the 5 species of seagrasses found along the Texas coast.

2. I can describe the importance of seagrass meadows to coastal environments.

3. I can identify natural and human caused threats to seagrasses.

4. I can describe how Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists are studying seagrasses.

Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.

 

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George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum presents

Hank the Cowdog's Ranch Life Escapades of Cowboys and Horses 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

10:30am-11:30am

12:30pm-1:30pm

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

10:30am-11:30am

12:30pm-1:30pm

Grades 2-6

Join us as Hank the Cowdog, the Head of Ranch Security, teaches in a fun way about cowboys and horses in a new ranch life book. Saddle up for some fun as everyone's favorite head of Ranch Security gives readers a glimpse into the world of horses and the life of a working cowboy. Hank’s vibrant author John Erickson will sing songs accompanying himself on the banjo and read from various books using the voices of the characters. Reading is exciting with Hank the Cowdog stories! Join us on this ranching life adventure!

Interactive sites will get face-to-face time with the presenter to ask questions. If you would like to be interactive, please send your questions to shirley.hammond@nara.gov by May 15th.


Register here: http://apps.esc16.net/wan_app_ext/Default.aspx or contact Jane Chavez at (806) 677-5258 or jane.chavez@esc16.net.






 

 

 

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CILC
- Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration
Search for over 1,200 unique teacher evaluated K-12 interactive video distance learning programs, aligned with national K-12 curriculum standards, offered by nearly 200 content providers from around the world.

Colonial Williamsburg
Teach American history with the new Electronic Field Trip season. This year’s live, interactive lessons explore the ratification of the US Constitution, Westward expansion, The War of 1812, slavery, as well as the rights of women and youth.

COSI - Center for Science and Industry -Science Delivered at the Speed of Light.  Informational video here.

 

Videoconferencing connects your students with scientists, doctors, and experts in their fields with a LIVE interactive two-way experience with your school or from COSI.

HEC-TV Live!
Each program takes students live to artists, attorneys, archivists, or historians, in their own workspace be it a studio, rehearsal hall, theater, library, museum, or office.  Programs are sixty minutes in length and presented during regular school day hours. Calendar.

Manhattan School of Music

With over a decade of experience in the field of distance learning and as the first conservatory in the nation to utilize videoconferencing for K-12 music education, Manhattan School of Music has adopted the key elements of presenting successful music education programs via live, interactive videoconferencing technology. 

Mariner's Museum
Just as man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ Museum now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.

National Parks
Click the above link to access participating sites.  Those parks offer distance learning programs that may allow them to share curriculum-based programming about the park with your students through the web, audio or video conferencing. Please bear in mind that there may be limitations to the scope and technical compatibility between the park programs and those at your school. Contact the park for details.

 


National Baseball Hall of Fame
The next best thing to visiting the Baseball Hall of Fame is participating in a videoconference. The award-winning EBBETS Field Trip Series (Electronically Bringing Baseball Education To Students) transports the wonders of Cooperstown to your very own classroom. Baseball is used as the backdrop to help your students discover objectives in diverse topics like mathematicsgeographycivil rights historywomen's historyeconomicscommunication arts, and more!


Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Where can you explore more than 500 million years of history across 26,000 square miles under one roof? Since opening as a one-room gallery called Pioneer Hall in 1933, the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum has become the largest history museum in Texas. PPHM is committed to bringing new and engaging exhibits to students and teachers and demonstrating our relevance to every generation every day. PPHM's collections encompass a range of diverse subjects including art, history, archeology, paleontology, ethnology, geology, petroleum, textiles, weapons, transportation and sports.

 

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Programs for 2017-2018

Quanah Parker: Adapting in a World of Change: Grades 3-8, 45 Minutes

This is a story of human adaptation. For over 200 years the Comanches ruled the South Plains. They were called "Lords of the Plains," and lived a horse and bison centered culture. After the Red River War, Texas Panhandle Indians were placed on reservations. Quanah Parker, last chief of the Comanches, was faced with making many decisions, not only for himself and his family, but also for the Comanche people. Like most decision-makers, Quanah was either loved or hated by both Comanches and whites.

We will explore an answer to, "Would it be as difficult in the 21st century to be placed in a strange country, not knowing its language or the customs as it was for Quanah Parker in the 19th century?" Using artifacts such as Quanah's headdress and historic photographs we will explore Quanah's life.

Home on the Plains: A Bison’s Journey: Grades 3-8, 45 Minutes

When Christopher Columbus landed on the eastern shores of North America, there were an estimated 60,000,000 bison roaming the land. For thousands of years Plains Indians hunted bison to use a food, clothing and shelter. When the first transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, the buffalo hunters soon followed, and the bison began vanishing from the prairies.

Join us as we discuss the impact of the buffalo on the Plains Indians, what happened when the hide hunters came and about the people who rescued the bison from extinction. We will use artifacts, videos and historic photographs to tell the story.

Please note: We plan to show a historical reenactment of the processing of a buffalo. This video is somewhat graphic in nature, and is intended for students in the 3rd grade and up.

A Native American’s MVP: Grades K-8, 45 Minutes

An Indian’s life on the southern plains was not one of luxury. Indians were nomadic and had to carry all of their worldly possessions with them. This distance learning program will talk about the MVPs, or Most Valuable Possessions, of the southern plains Indian tribes. Using artifacts from PPHM’s Southern Plains Indian Trunk along with historical photos, we will discuss life on the southern plains. Students will also have the opportunity to craft their own Indian name using symbols and pictures.

A Festive Frontier  - Christmas on the early Panhandle-Plains: Grades K-5, 45 Minutes

By the mid-1800s, Christmas traditions encompassed many of the same festivities and customs as it does today. But for the pioneers and cowboys in the desolate Panhandle of Texas, Christmas was a much simpler affair. This distance learning program will focus on the origins of several different holiday traditions, along with some unique to the Panhandle. Using historical photos, music and artifacts, we will explore Christmas in the Panhandle between 1890 - 1910. Students will then make a small holiday-themed craft for the home or classroom.

The Bedecked Buckaroo: Cowboy Clothing in the Early Texas Panhandle: Grades K-7, 45 Minutes

Cowboys in the Texas Panhandle faced many obstacles including weather, wildlife and wily livestock. Thus, the cowboy traveled light and owned very little. Every article of clothing and equipment had to be functional and serve a multitude of purposes. This program will discuss the role of cowboy clothing on the range and the purpose of each piece. We will also talk about the role of cattle drives, early Panhandle ranches and the origin of barbed wire.

From Boom to Dust in the Texas Panhandle: Grades 3-7, 55 Minutes

The Dust Bowl was a period of severe dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940). Using photos and videos unique to the Panhandle Plains, we will investigate the causes of the Dust Bowl, hear first-hand stories of people who lived through it, and discuss the methods used to stop the deadly storms.

Wild and Wacky Weather: Grades K-5, 45 Minutes

People on the Panhandle-Plains have adapted to weather for centuries. Come along with our friendly cricket, Thomas J, and learn all about wild and wacky weather. This science-based program will help your students understand what causes weather like blizzards, dust storms, floods and tornadoes, how to prepare for severe weather, and what plants and animals live in different climate zones.

Dinomite Dinosaurs: Grades K-5, 45 Minutes

Step back in time—way, way back in time—with a virtual stroll through our paleontology exhibit. During this In the News Program we will focus on fossils unique to the Panhandle-Plains, and others you may be more familiar with. Many people are surprised to learn that the Texas Panhandle was once a marshy area, and our exhibit features a world-class emphasis on locally discovered reptiles and amphibians from the Late Triassic era (225-200 million years ago) and mammals from the Late Cenozoic era (10-1 million years ago). Join us as we also discuss what a paleontologist does and what may have happened to the dinosaurs.

Buffalo Soldiers: Defenders of the West: Grades 3-8, 35 Minutes

Buffalo Soldiers played an important role in settling the Panhandle-Plains Region in the years after the Civil War. The Buffalo Soldier Calvary and Infantry divisions were responsible for patrolling the frontier for Indians, building roads and telegraph lines, law enforcement, preventing cattle rustling, escorting mail parties and other civil and military tasks. They also participated in most of the major campaigns, including the Red River War from 1874-1875. This program will discuss the origin of the Buffalo Soldiers, their clothing, and the different purposes they served on the Frontier.

Panhandle Petroleum: Grades 3-8, 40 minutes

Petroleum and natural gas are an important part of the Panhandle economy. This program will explore the reasons why it’s present in the Texas Panhandle, how it was formed, the discovery of the resource and the many uses of petroleum and natural gas. Alternative energy sources like wind will also be discussed.


Pro Football Hall of Fame
Each year, thousands of students tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame to learn about the rich history of professional football.  If your class can’t make the trek to Canton, Ohio, let the Hall of Fame bring the museum to your school through its award-winning videoconferencing programs. Each program is educationally based and is supplemented by classroom activities which are aligned with national standards of education. Join in on these programs to learn such things as media literacy, history, careers, geography, math, language arts, character education and visual arts.

 


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