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Space Center Houston Home School Day

Spring Home School Day 2018

Discover space science through innovative, exclusive activities and special guest speakers at spring Home School Day Feb. 20 at Space Center Houston. Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing at half off regular admission.

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Space Center Houston’s Home School Day is open to all age groups. Home School Day admission is half-price at $14.95 through Feb. 19, but goes to full price ($29.95 adults, $24.95 children) on Feb. 20. For tickets, visit

Meet retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross and hear from experts on a variety of topics. Get hands on in our interactive Pop-Up Science Labs where you can see live demonstrations, participate in robotics challenges, conduct experiments and so much more!

Add to your Home School Day experience with a special Stars & STEM opportunity ($39.95 adult, $59.95 children) just for homeschoolers. This educational experience is designed for families who want an in-depth science learning experience while discovering the wonders of space exploration.

We provide engaging, hands-on activities that have been developed according to grade-level standards so students are challenged, inspired and eager to explore STEM concepts when they return home.

You and your family also are invited to an extraordinary opportunity to have lunch with Ross for an additional fee ($69.95 adult, $35.95 children) to the Home School Day experience.

This casual event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in a private setting to give you an up-close and personal opportunity to hear first-hand stories from Ross while enjoying a cosmic lunch prepared by our award-winning catering staff. As a special memento of your visit, you will receive a personalized photograph from our guest astronaut.

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Basura Bash

Basura Bash is a one day, all volunteer event to clean the San Antonio Watershed.

For the past 23 years you helped us clean area waterways and we are glad to see you back for the 24th Annual Basura Bash Waterways Cleanup.

We have redesigned our page to provide you additional information about the various waterways that will be cleaned on February 17th. You can find out everything you need to know about this year’s event on the Event tab including sponsorship information. Our event is 100% powered by volunteers but we couldn’t do it year after year without our wonderful sponsors.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to register early to get your preferred cleanup location. We can’t wait to see you on February 17th as we all join forces to clean it like we mean it.



McNay Homeschool Day: Stories Told

Families and students explore narrative in the work of Jacob Lawrence, an artist who painted historical events. Guided gallery exercises and studio art activities combine to offer an experience rooted in both art and history.

Space is limited and registration is required. Fee (applies to adults only; students attend free): McNay Members $10, nonmembers $25. Register online at or e-mail . Registration deadline: February 19. Program is suitable for students aged 5-11, and students must be accompanied by an adult. Feel free to picnic on the grounds afterward.

This event may be photographed for use in McNay publications. If you do not wish to be photographed, please alert our staff or contact with any questions.

Image: Jacob Lawrence, General Toussaint L’Ouverture from Toussaint L’Ouverture (detail), 1986. Silkscreen. The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Foundation for the Arts. © 2017 Jacob Lawrence / Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York

Magik Theatre Spring Break Camp

2018 Spring Break Camp will take place March 12 – 16, 2018 at The Magik Theatre (Downtown) and the Magik Performing Arts Center (IH 10/De Zavala).

Camp Information

Classes for children age 5 and up will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All full-day campers must bring a lunch in a bag clearly marked with the child’s name. Please do not send lunches that must be heated or refrigerated as these facilities are not available to campers.

Camp programming for children age 3.5 to 5 is available at the Magik Performing Arts Center only and will run a half day, 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.

All campers will be provided with a snack and one beverage during the day. Children may bring additional snacks if necessary. The Magik Theatre will do our best to reasonably accommodate allergies.

Typical Daily Schedule:

8:45 – 9:00 AM Drop Off

9:00 – 9:30 AM Warm-ups

9:30 – 11:30 AM Classroom

11:30 – 12:30 PM Lunch/Outdoor Recess

12:30 – 2:45 PM Classroom

2:45 – 3:00 PM Snack/Reflection

3:00 – 3:15 PM Pick Up

How to Register

See below for a complete list of classes, and click the button below to register. If you would like to register over the phone please call us at 210.227.2751.

Please note: We are using a new registration system. Classes and camps are currently in the system, so you will need to SORT the classes by semester. Please call us at 210-227-2751 if you have any questions or concerns!

Spring Break Camp

Homeschool Teen Career Day Event in Austin

On Friday, February 16th Praxis is partnering with KoSchool to host a Homeschool Teen Career Day in Austin!

This is a great opportunity for teens (14-18) to learn what it takes to succeed as a modern young professional.

The career day will include:

  1. Lectures and Q&A with top entrepreneurs in Austin
  2. Opportunities to meet homeschoolers who have built successful careers
  3. Opportunities to discuss the full Praxis program

Registration is limited and filling up fast, so head to our website and secure your spot now for this free event.

Feel free to shoot me a reply if you have any questions!



Sara Morrison

Praxis, Inc.

Director of Operations


C-SPAN Classroom Black History Month

In preparation for Black History Month, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of our resources relating to the history of African-Americans in the United States. Explore our C-SPAN Classroom Lessons and Bell Ringers to learn more about this history.

Want your students to view our Lessons and Bell Ringers at home or on their individual devices? Consider creating a generic class account, or use the following shared log-in credentials:

Username: students

Black History Month

Lesson Plan: The 1967 Detroit Riots (8 Clips)

Landmark Cases Season 2 and Supreme Court Resources

Beginning on February 26, C-SPAN will begin airing Landmark Cases Season 2. The series will air on Mondays at 9 PM. This 12-part series delves into cases that represent some of the tipping points in our nation’s story and our evolving understanding of rights in America. For updated information on the cases, visit the Landmark Cases website.

Cases featured in Season 2 include:

  • McCulloch v. Maryland (1819 )
  • Civil Rights Cases (1883)
  • Yick Wo v. Hopkins (1886)
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
  • Gideon v. Wainwright (1963)
  • Griswold v. Connecticut (1965)
  • Katz v. United States (1967)
  • Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969)
  • Tinker v. Des Moines (1969)
  • New York Times v. United States (Pentagon Papers Case) (1971)
  • Gregg v. Georgia (1976)
  • Regents of Univ. Cal v. Bakke (1978)

In preparation for the new season, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of resources relating to the Supreme Court as well as resources taken from Landmark Cases Season 1.

Want your students to view our Lessons and Bell Ringers at home or on their individual devices? Consider creating a generic class account, or use the following shared log-in credentials:

Username: students
The Process and Structure of the Supreme Court:

Landmark Supreme Court Cases:


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C-SPAN’s Education team


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Clement Laird Vallandigham: Resounding Silence

Clement Laird Vallandigham: Resounding Silence

The Civil War divided the country. The war spurred division not only between the states, but also between families, friends, and neighbors. Clement Laird Vallandigham — the “wily agitator” — as Lincoln once called him, was an advocate for states’ rights and publicly opposed both the Lincoln administration and the Civil War. He argued adamantly for peaceable disunion over military conquest. This lesson explores the actions of Clement Vallandigham’s and his act of self-sacrifice.  VIEW THE eLESSON

Lesson Plan for “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ” by David Dinkins

We are honored to be able to offer you a free lesson plan to study Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. The plan includes the full text of David Dinkins’s “Martin Luther King, Jr.” a moving eulogy written just after King was slain in 1968.

This plan gives you and your students the chance to:

  • Read closely
  • Share questions raised by the text
  • Take directed notes to focus closely on a textual theme
  • Have a civil, open-ended exchange of ideas
  • Share further thoughts by using our specific writing prompts

Using the Great Books Foundation’s inquiry-based approach, you will be amazed at the depth your students can reach as they explore this historical text.

Martin Luther King, Jr Day, Current Events

To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 16th, C-SPAN Classroom has aggregated a number of video resources to help your students learn more about the day, key events in his life, and his legacy related to the civil rights movement.

Students will hear about the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in a short archival vignette, explore the “One Life: Martin Luther King, Jr.” exhibit at the Smithsonian, as well as learn about the impact of his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” They also hear from Rep. John Lewis about the March on Washington, and about the inclusion of young people in marches from Ahmad Ward at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.

On This Day: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Life and Legacy (6 Video Clips)

    • U.S. Information Agency Vignette on The First Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (20 mins)
    • Smithsonian exhibit “One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.” (8 mins)
    • Professor Jonathan Bass on Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s April 1963 “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” (3 mins)
    • Rep. John Lewis on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington (5 mins)
    • Ahmad Ward on Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Inclusion of Youth in Marches (3 mins)
    • Tavis Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year (7 mins)