Teaching students about past events, especially pertaining to their personal culture and history has many important benefits. Texas history, in particular, offers children native to Texas and newcomers a deeper understanding of where they call home. Understanding ones history helps with identity and background; it improves judgment and decision-making. The Battle of the Alamo and the surrounding events, offer examples of pride and citizenship, and discussed the sacrifices made for freedom and beliefs specific to Texas. Likewise, teaching history reminds students of the consequences of past actions, how to avoid mistakes and when to fight for what is right. More importantly, learning about history offers a unique understanding of ourselves and how to grow from that understanding.