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Students explore the contributions of Lyndon B. Johnson. In this congress lesson, students listen to their instructor lecture on the prowess of Lyndon B. Johnson's legislative skills. Students respond to discussion questions connected to the lecture and participate in a legislative simulation.
Students read an autobiography of John Johnson and discuss how he rose from poverty to be a successful businessman. After reading excerpts of other autobiographies, they brainstorm a list of characteristics of those who were successful in business. To end the lesson, they discuss the importance of a role model and research their own role model to see how they took control of their lives.
Students research their own and others' perceptions about Texas and become familiar with various symbols from other cultures. In this Texas in the Mirror lesson plan, students write a web page with a picture of a Texan symbol. Students use a variety of sources to research symbols for Texas and draw or locate on a graphic their selected symbols. Students follow the writing process as it pertains to Texas-related internet sites to obtain ideas.
Help young readers find the setting in the story. They will review what a setting is with a modeled example by the teacher. After reading The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Brett Johnson and completing a practice sheet, they will be able to identify the setting using evidence from the book.
Pupils examine the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. During a visit to the George Bush Presidential Museum, they watch a video about the Texas v. Johnson flag burning case. In groups, they discover the role of the Supreme Court and how they affect the decisions of certain cases.
Young scholars discover the impact "Lady Bird" Johnson had on America by reading a short biography. For this historical persons lesson, students read a multi page biography of the former first lady and write a summary of her life's work. Young scholars answer critical thinking questions about "Lady Bird" Johnson when they finish reading.
Students examine political debate surrounding Freedmen's Bureau, use primary sources to explore trials and successes of effort to educate newly-freed slaves of all ages, research reasons for creation of Freedmen's Bureau, discuss President Johnson's reasons for vetoing legislation, and produce written descriptions of some Freedmen's schools and students who benefited from them.