"So think about what you would want to know from someone who was actually there."
September 8, 2012 7:21 AM Subscribe
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In school, most grades have a favorite teacher. For Rockport-Fulton Middle School's seventh grade, it's Bobby Jackson. He teaches Texas History. (Via)
From the article: While many US states don’t specifically teach their own history, Texas has required kids to take two full years since 1946. UT historian H. W. Brands has likened it to Catholic confirmation and Jewish bar and bat mitzvahs: the kids are old enough to grasp the material
but not so mature that they question the orthodoxy.
The magazine has a photo
of Mr. Jackson portraying Enrique Esparza. He was profiled by the Rockport-Pilot
right before the Texas Monthly article was published.
This issue of Texas Monthly is titled "How to Raise a Texan." Other articles available online include:
* The Education of Mi Hijita
: My daughter is only two, but I’m already planning to teach her what it means to be a Texan—and a Tejana.
* The Exile’s Lament
: Even after I moved to Los Angeles, there was no question that I’d always be a Texan at heart. But what about my daughter?
* The Boys of the Dipper Ranch
: On 50,000 acres that they have mostly to themselves (not including their hounds, mules, horses, cattle, chickens, piglets, and parents), Jasper, Trevor, and Tanner Klein live a life almost untouched by the modern world.
* And Away They Go
: Sending a Texan off into the world—and hoping he’ll return.
* I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat . . .
: . . . from teaching my fifteen-year-old daughter about her Texas roots. So when I realized I was failing to accomplish this most sacred of duties, I did what any well-meaning parent would do: loaded her (and her friends, of course) into the car and hit the road.
Previously: Happy Texas Independence Day
, The Spanish Missions of San Antonio