• wow. I think only fans of Texas would be concerned with TX history in more than one grade. Believe it or not, TX history is NOT Taught in other schools in America.

    American HIstory (about 4 years at least), European History, World history (ancient and modern), Geography and Political Science is the norm in the rest of the U.S. The specifics of TX history is not taught.

    seriously. just ask anyone who is not from Texas.

    February 4, 2011 at 3:46 p.m.

  • I think they should teach Texas history in every grade. It is impossible to learn everything about Texas history in a lifetime, much less the juiciest and most meaningful bits in just 7th grade.

    February 1, 2011 at 8:44 p.m.

  • Texas history is a very complex subject! very interesting!

    February 1, 2011 at 8:18 p.m.

  • It would be to our children's advantage if they would learn Victoria's history - there is so very much to be proud of - from the original Spanish street names to original families who settled and named this town. Nobody is "taking anything away" by learning factual history - it is time for this to be done - it's so sad to keep people "in the dark" intentionally. Our kids are very smart today - they will learn in spite of what is being taught especially if they move on to institutes of higher learning.

    February 1, 2011 at 6:36 p.m.

  • Victoria's downtown streets once had Spanish names, but we De-Mexicanized them.

    February 1, 2011 at 3:57 p.m.

  • People don't know Texas History. Does anybody know that the Spaniards helped the 13 Colonies with money, ammunition, and food to win the American Revolution - historical fact. Where does one think the name"Galveston" comes from? General Bernardo de Galvez fought the British along the Mississippi and the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida - kept the British from attacking the Colonies from "behind". Read Texas Spanish archival records - this is Texas History!! Lots to learn and lots to teach - our schools are truly lacking in Texas historical facts.

    February 1, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.