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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.