San Jancinto Museum of History

For Teachers

Teaching grade-school history? Graduate-level military studies? Local culture? Ethnic history? Engineering? Design? We’ve got 1,000 acres of landmarks, landscapes and learning that will bring insight and inspiration to your lessons.

Grass Roots Education

Why take your class to the San Jacinto Museum of History? Because it provides the perfect environment for your students to:

  • Get excited about history
  • Examine their lives more objectively
  • See artifacts from the past
  • Research very specific historical topics
  • Learn from the knowledgeable staff
  • Appreciate the region’s historical significance
  • Learn more about their own heritage
  • Enjoy the outdoors
  • Blur the destructive boundary between fun and learning

Curriculum Guide

The San Jacinto Museum of History is proud to offer this Teacher’s Curriculum Guide to help make your visit to the battleground a more meaningful educational experience. With the aid of this guide, you can teach students to:

  • Identify significant people, places, events, and ideas that contributed to the events of the Battle of San Jacinto
  • Analyze cause-and-effect relationships with regard to events that took place in the fight for Texas’s freedom
  • Recognize the role of Mexican Texans in the victory at San Jacinto
  • And much more!

Review a full listing of the curriculum’s objectives and materials by 

downloading the Curriculum Guide (PDF, 3.9MB)

Curriculum materials for the exhibit Big Energy are also available.

  • The activities have been developed to best support students in grades 4-8 and meet the TEKs to further student understanding of the energy that powers our world and the part they play in making the future.
  • The Teacher Guide Tab contains background information and activities teachers may utilize in their classrooms to reinforce the concepts in the curriculum.
  • The Student Guide Tab contains the written backgrounders, and student worksheets your students will need to complete each activity.