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•NewsBank - All Subjects: News articles covering social, economic, environmental, government, sports, the arts, people, health and science issues and events. Sources: U.S. and international newspapers, wire services, broadcasts, magazines, and digests from science and health journals dating to 1986.
•KidsPage: Articles explore events and facts about plants, animals, fossils, science, math, the earth, health, sports, people, arts, geography, and important problems. Also, games, pictures, and activities.
•Connections for Kids: Designed for Elementary students with a graphical interface and understandable vocabulary. Activities with projects and lesson plans on classroom topics, themes and skills that provide opportunities for relating real-world information to learning. Learning and teaching tools are included to assist planning. All articles used include a Lexile/reading level indicator and are aligned to state education standards.
•TCR Connections: Designed for secondary students with categories of information relevant to their classes. Activities with projects and lesson plans on all subject areas, themes and skills that provide opportunities for relating real-world information to learning. Learning and teaching tools are included to assist planning. All articles used include a Lexile/reading level indicator and are aligned to state education standards.
•Dallas Morning News Historical Archive (1885-1977): A unique historical digital image collection accessible by keyword and date searching. It documents major events in Texas, the United States, and the world, providing valuable primary source information. Classified and display advertising, photos and graphics are also included.
•Archive of Texas History
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Texas History Lesson Plans: Support topics covered in TEKS to assist in teaching Texas and U.S. history. Included are activities and articles to help students understand the issues and events of the past through primary source materials
Use the links below to search or browse a single collection, or do full-text searches across multiple collections:
•Texas Historical Newspapers: From the Battle of San Jacinto to the Kennedy assassination and beyond, these Texas newspapers--dozens published between 1836 and 1977--cover the history of the Lone Star State over nearly 150 years.
•Texas in U.S. Congressional Publications: This unique collection of historical reports and documents covers events in Texas for more than a hundred years beginning in 1817, from the Mexican-American War to the Oil Boom to the Dust Bowl. Additional years of coverage are added monthly.
Four encyclopedias for all levels of reading. Integrated searching of 126,000 articles and multimedia.26,000 images and video clips. Teacher Resources and Learning Materials for Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies classrooms are available for all levels.
* MAS Online Plus is a comprehensive full-text general reference database designed for high school and junior college libraries. Over 3,000 charts, tables and graphics converted ASCII text to provide students with a complete understanding of the original printed article.* Middle Search designed for middle school libraries, contains full-text for 160 middle school magazines.
* Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries, contains full-text for 64 popular elementary school magazines.
* American Heritage Children's Dictionary, World Almanac for Kids, The World Almanac of the USA and Images from the Encyclopedia of Wild Animals database are included.