Remember the Alamo!

A Google Hangout on Air Event!

Mark your calendars!

As 4th grade students in Texas are studying the Battle of the Alamo, we have a unique opportunity to allow them to experience some of the information and artifacts through a virtual field trip with the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library.

Remember the Alamo Google Hangout on Air!

Tuesday, Jan. 14th, 10:15-11:30am

This is an online event.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library will be leading students on a virtual field trip of items from their archive relating to the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas battle for independence. The DRT Library is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the unique history of the Alamo and Texas and of the lives of those who experienced it.

Alamo GHO Agenda


Sign On

Allow all the schools involved to say what the name of their school is, where they are located, and how many students are present for the presentation.

(5 minutes)


DRT Library Presentation

  1. Introduction of DRT Library Staff
  2. Discussion of Primary vs. Secondary Resources
  3. Presentation of DRT items from the archive and the history associated with them.
(30 minutes)


Question & Answer Time

(15-20 minutes)


Sign Off

Allow all the students to say good bye 1 school at a time.

(5 minutes)

Alamo GHO Backchannel Through TodaysMeet

Students will be encouraged to ask questions to the DRT Librarians about their presentation. However, we will use a TodaysMeet back channel to filter the questions that they will answer during the Question and Answer time.

Please use for student questions.

Backchannel Guidelines:

  1. Teachers and Librarians, please have student access to the TodaysMeet available during the GHO.
  2. I suggest already having the back channel pulled up on some computers.
  3. Have all logged in as your school name. (Ex: Borchardt Elementary)
  4. Have teachers posted at the computers to filter the questions posted to ensure they follow the norms.
  5. The DRT Librarians will try and answer all the questions. If not during the GHO, then after.

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Leslie Stapleton: DRT Library Director

Leslie Stapleton has been at the DRT Library since May 2000 and became its director in July 2008.

Jaime Espensen-Sturges: DRT Library Interim Archivist

The Archivist is responsible for the Library's archival collections.