Mr. Tim Boswell Texas History

I hold BA degrees in both History and Government from The University of Texas at Austin "Hook em!!!" I am a native Austinite and love being from the best state in the Union. Before seeing the light and coming to teaching I was a paramedic in the City of Austin for seventeen years. I have a beautiful wife (Tamara) and two lovely daughters (Michaela and Abigail), and I also enjoy ROCK AND ROLL music, going to the gym, boating, model railroading (see "The Depot" AKA Room 406) and playing the guitar. I have a deep appreciation for the rich history of the great state of Texas and I hope to impart some of that to my students. Did I mention I love trains?

Class/Course Information:

7th Grade Texas History - Texas History students study all of Texas history with an emphasis on using skills that will prepare them for success in future Pre-AP and AP classes. Students assess issues of change over time as a process. Analysis of primary and secondary sources will aid students in understanding the diversity of interpretations of history. Students will be responsible for reading outside of class. Texas History students study the history of Texas from early times to the present. Students examine the full scope of Texas history, including the cultures of Native Americans living in Texas prior to European exploration and the eras of mission building, colonization, revolution, republic, and statehood. Students will be able to explain the influence of the U.S. Constitution on the Texas Constitution, and examine the rights and responsibilities of Texas citizens.


Created with images by Susan Mohr - "Wall of Sound" • Carlos Alfonso - "Life isn’t all about the grades you get, sometimes it’s about the hands you shake. This photo was take on June 24th, 2018 I met a guy online who thought about the location when we arrived I realized this was one of the most iconic views Texas had to offer. A burgeoning town, with a rich and vibrant culture, home to southern hospitality. So here’s your ticket to a time now past. Live. Love. Laugh. And don’t forget to enjoy the art we eternally create."