Texas History Tuesdays: Spanish Missions in Texas

Event details

A museum educator, primary sources and engaging content is a winning educational combination. These programs are typically taught to the elementary and middle school public, but we invite anyone looking for a rewarding and fun experience to connect with us.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Why did the Spaniards try to build missions in Texas? What effect did this have on Native Americans living in Texas? Were these Missions a success or a failure? Explore these questions alongside a museum educator using maps, timelines, and historical information.

You will be able to ask questions during the questions and answers at the end of the program. No supplies needed, but if you want to add extension activities, see below.

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TEKS Social Studies Curriculum Correlates

  • Grade 4: 4.2b, 4.2c, 4.9ab, 4.19ad, 4.20ab, 4.21ac, 4.22
  • Grade 5: 5.1a, 5.23ae, 5.24ab, 5.25ac, 5.26
  • 6th grade: 6.21ac, 6.22
  • Grade 7: 7.1ab, 7.2ac, 7.20ae, 7.21b, 7.22ac, 7.23
  • Grade 8: 8.2a, 8.23a, 8.29af, 8.30a, 8.31

Zoom Information

This online program has automated captioning.

You will be prompted to download the Zoom app 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 when logging in to the webinar. Advance registration is not required.

For security and privacy reasons, participants will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be permitted to send private messages or media in the livestream. Teachers, if you have any questions or would like to discuss other security and privacy measures so your students can participate, please email [email protected].

Visit here for more information on the Bullock Museum Distance Learning Program options.

Questions? Want to schedule this program for your group at a different date/time? Email [email protected].

Texas History Tuesdays are generously sponsored by the Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation.

School field trips presented by the John M. O’Quinn Foundation.

The school programs are generously funded by featured sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, supporting sponsors EOG Resources, Inc. and the William Stamps Farish Fund, and contributing sponsors the Betty Stieren Kelso Foundation.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by museum members, donors and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation and the State of Texas.

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