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Texas has yet to learn submission to any oppression, come from what source it may.  - Sam Houston

WELCOME TO MR. BREAUX'S TEXAS HISTORY PAGE
    Do we really do an entire year of history that focuses only on Texas?  Yes, but as you learn about the history of the state you will also be learning various critical thinking skills that will be useful to you throughout your academic career and beyond.  So, this is not a course in which the primary objective is to memorize an enormous list of names and dates.  Instead, this is a course that will utilize the history of Texas as a means of integrating critical thinking skills and learning to look not only at various events that occurred in our past, but also why they happened, how they happened, and why they are important to us today.  Students will also be encouraged to make judgements and formulate opinions.  Along the way students will also be exposed to the basic workings of government - both federal and state.  That, in my opinion, is something that will serve them well throughout their entire life.
INTEGRATED SKILLS
  • Interpreting primary source material
  • Recognizing cause and effect relationships
  • Making inferences
  • Predicting likely outcomes
  • Sequencing