Welcome! I was the first. Vote for Me! brings to life the important firsts in
United States and Texas history who are part of the Texas Essential
Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards for Texas elementary students.
This website allows students to explore 21 animated historical figures who made
significant contributions, paving the way to today. After viewing the animations,
students vote on the historic first they believe is the most significant. A fictional
school will be named after the historic first who receives the most votes.
I was the first. Vote for Me! allows for lessons in civics
education, citizenship, reading, voting, and math.
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