The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 97, July 1993 - April, 1994 Page: 194
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
One final note: David De Boe, who was a member of the Advisory
Board to the Task Force to Revise the Social Studies Curriculum in
Grades K-12, reports that Texas history has been saved for the present
time at both the fourth and seventh grade levels. The State Board has
recommended that the "traditional" study of Texas history be retained
in fourth grade. The Task Force has recommended to the State Board
that the study of Texas history be retained in the seventh grade, albeit
with more emphasis on multiculturalism and the twentieth century than
in the past. David is already thinking of ways that the TSHA can help
teachers prepare for these changes, which will go into effect in Septem-
The Summerlee Commission on Texas History
As many of you know, the Association has participated in the Summer-
lee Commission on Texas History, which recently published its study
and survey of Texas history (copies are available from the Association of-
fice for as long as they last). The Commission set out to examine the
needs in the field of Texas history throughout the state. A statewide
group of people served on the commission itself, including J. C. Martin
(chair), Randolph B. Campbell, Don Carleton, John Crain, Conrad
Dunagan, and Ron Tyler. They were assisted by eight different task
forces. Several members of the commission testified before the House
International Cultural Affairs Committee in April in an effort to inform
the committee of the commission's findings. The witnesses called special
attention to the recommendation of the Government Agencies Task
Force "that a single agency administer the historical programs of the State of
Texas." This is a complex matter that needs study, and most witnesses
who testified before the committee called for an interim study to make a
recommendation to the next session of the legislature.
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