Educational Films

The aim of educational films is to teach, instruct, or train. Although the goal of these films is to provide information rather than entertainment, educational films can contain many creative and entertaining elements.

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Windows in Time (1980)
Industrial film for the Electric Research Power Institute describing the development of energy technologies
What Do You Do When You See a Blind Person? (1971)
An educational film about the appropriate and respectful behavior for sighted people towards blind people
Watermarks of History: An Informal Memoir of Brazoria County (1959)
Educational film that tells the story of Brazoria County
Wall Street of the West: The Story of the Fort Worth Stockyards (2001)
Educational film produced by the North Fort Worth Historical Society about the history of the Fort Worth ...
Vision Across Texas (1959)
Short documentary about vocational rehabilitation throughout Texas
Unto the Least of These (c.1970)
Educational film describing the plight of the endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken
United States Expansion: Texas and the Far Southwest (1977)
1977 educational film about the development of Texas and the Southwest, from colonial rule to territorial...
Understanding Lightning and Thunder
Educational film featuring Dr. Frankenstein and his monster
Trees - How to Know Them
This film from the Texas Forest Service Collection examines the features of trees that can be used for sp...
Trail of the White Tail (1961)
Educational film from examining the white tail deer of Texas
Toward a Better Tomorrow - Independent Mobility for the Blind
This educational film, produced by the Texas Education Agency in 1968, documents a summer program availab...
Time for Seafood! (1970)
Educational film describing all of the reasons we should make Time for Seafood!
The Texas Revolution: War and Freedom (1969)
Educational film about the final moments and key battles that led to Texas independence
The Southwestern States (1953)
1953 educational film describing the Southwestern United States
The Roy Faires Collection, no. 56 - Whitewater (1981)
Story for Houston’s KPRC-TV discussing safety for whitewater rafting on the Guadalupe River
The Jim Wright Collection - Meet Your Congressman
Educational film that encourages Americans to meet with their representatives in Congress
The History of the Southern District of Texas - The Brownsville Division (2002)
History of the Southern District of Texas, one of four U.S. Federal District Courts in the state, of whic...
The Eyes of Texas: Religious History
Episode of regional television series The Eyes of Texas about the history of religious communities across...
The Big Thicket: A Vanishing Wilderness (1970)
Educational film highlighting the biodiversity of Big Thicket and the threats to its preservation
The Austin Colony: Brazos River Letters (1998)
Educational video re-creating the story of a family moving from the southeast to Austin’s Texan territori...
Texas: The Runaway Scrape, Part II (1973)
Educational film about the Texas Revolution
Texas: The Tejanos, Part II (1975)
Educational film about the history of native Texans between the Spanish colonial era and the Civil War
Texas: The Tejanos, Part I (1975)
Educational film about the history of native Texans between the Spanish colonial era and the Civil War
Texas: The Bonnie Blue Flag, Part II (1973)
Educational film about the history of Texas leading up to and during the Civil War
Texas: The Bonnie Blue Flag, Part I (1973)
Educational film about the history of Texas leading up to and during the Civil War
Texas: The Runaway Scrape, Part I (1973)
Educational film about the Texas Revolution
Texas: The Beginnings, Part I
Educational film about the early history of Texas, from prehistoric fossils to European expeditions
Texas: From Spurs to Spindletop, Part II (1974)
Educational film about the history of Texas after the Civil War, including the discovery of oil
Texas: From Spurs to Spindletop, Part I (1974)
Educational film about the history of Texas after the Civil War, including the rise of cowboy culture
Texas Game Warden (c. 1972)
Educational film from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department profiling the Game Wardens
Texas Forest Service - Code Red
Educational film about how to properly handle a wildfire on a Code Red fire day
Sulphur Mining, Reel 2
Educational film that teaches everything you need to know (and more) about sulphur mining in the 1930s
Suphur Mining, Reel 1
Educational film that teaches everything you need to know (and more) about sulphur mining in the 1930
San Antonio Under Six Flags
Educational film touring the historic sites of San Antonio’s past
Sam Houston State University Archives Collection - The Big Thicket
Botanist and professor Claude McLeod explores the flora and fauna of Big Thicket
Salcedo’s Legacy
Educational film about the Gutiérrez–Magee Expedition and the search for buried treasure in San Antonio
Reaching for the Stars (1964)
1960s educational film about efforts to achieve a controlled thermonuclear reaction and uses for fusion e...
Primary and Secondary Sources
Animated video explaining the difference between primary and secondary sources
Prairie World of the Kit Fox
Included in the Texas Forest Service Collection, this natural history documentary focuses on the life of ...
Poisonous Snakes
Film discussing the identification of poisonous North American snakes