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170 resources with the keyterm texas

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The Beginning of the War -- Two Views on Texas

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars discuss the factors that can lead to war, and the motivations of countries going into war. They research two viewpoints on Texas during the Mexican War and participate in a debate with their classmates.
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Juneteenth Proclamation Jubilation

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the U.S. holiday Juneteenth and examine the historical elements that contributed to the delayed announcement of the emancipation of slaves in Texas. They recreate a facsimile of the Emancipation Proclamation with the...
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The Railroads in Texas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders differentiate between, locate, and use primary and secondary sources, such as biographies from the Handbook of Texas. They analyze the effects of scientific discoveries and technological innovations, such as the railroad,...
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The Election of 1844

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Briefly detailing the goals and issues within the Polk election and presidency, this presentation can help your students to bridge their knowledge of American politics and issues prior to the Civil War. It includes photographs of Polk,...
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African American Women Before and After the Civil War: Slavery and Freedom

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Students listen to data on African American women in Texas before the Civil War. In this Civil War activity, students compare and contrast the lives of slave and free women, and discuss case studies, locating areas on a map. Students...
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Friar Margil and the Spanish Missions

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students examine the concepts of diversity and assimilation. They identify the validity of sources and recognize bias, and create original illustrations from the students' point of view which show the impact of the Spanish friars on the...
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Friar Margil & The Spanish Missions

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students explore the life of Friar Margil de Jesus as well as other Spanish friars. They research Friar Margil and write a paragraph explaining why Spanish friars came to Texas. In groups, students create a PowerPoint presentation...
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Read Across Texas

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read a book about Texas and write a book report with specific information. In this read across Texas lesson, 6th graders create a poster representing the book they are currently reading. Students present their work to the...
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Celebrate Texas!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore social studies by completing a U.S. history research project. In this Texas lesson, students utilize almanacs, encyclopedias and the Internet to research the history of Texas and create a presentation based on a specific...
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Capitol Visitors Center, Post-Visit Lesson Plan, Grades K-3

For Teachers K - 3rd
Learners visit the Texas Capitol Visitors Center. They review the importance of the Lone Star as a state symbol. They create a collage of Lone Stars using various print media (newspapers, magazines, travel literature and advertisements.)
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Harding Black: Taking It To Another Level

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learners complete a variety of activities related to the pottery of Harding Black and the uses of clay in San Antonio, Texas. They watch a video about the life of Harding Black, conduct a clay percolation experiment, compare and...
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Grievances of the Texas Declaration of Independence

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students review reasons Texas wanted to be independent of Mexico, compare and contrast colonization of Texas with that of United States, rank grievances according to importance, discuss personal freedoms, and write personal Declaration...
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The Difference Between Maine and Texas

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
A comparison of Maine and Texas is shown in this informative video. The narrator uses colorful photos and various facts about both states.
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Texas Revolution

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Need to know more about Texas's state history and how it gained independence from Mexico? Learn about Stephen Austin's visit with Santa Ana and the reasons Texas went to war with Mexico with an informative slideshow presentation.
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Women in Texas Politics: Winning the Vote, Three Pioneers, and Serving the People

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders study women's involvement in Texas politics. In this US history lesson, 4th graders discuss woman suffrage, examine three Texas female pioneer legislators by reading biographies, and explore women's issues by generating a...
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Austin Family Supports Settlement of Texas State

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Students identify the Louisiana Purchase. Explain the importance of Stephen F. Austin to the founding of Texas. Analyze the effects of the empresario system.Write a paragraph explaining whether you agree of disagree with a variety of...
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Sam Houston in Antebellum Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine Sam Houston's role in Texas history. After examining portraits of Sam Houston, they complete Portrait Analysis Sheets as a class. Individuals compare three portraits of Houston and create a chart on the...
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The Texas Revolution

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the time period of the Texas Revolution. In groups, they research the contributions of Haden Edwards and Henry Raguet in the democratic process. Using primary sources, they place the events in the correct sequence....
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Making Cents of Independence

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have your class explore the history of Texas using this comprehensive lesson! They read about Texas' march toward statehood, the Alamo, and more. There is a series of worksheets, graphic organizers, and a rubric which make this activity...
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Comparing North Carolina and Texas

For Teachers 5th
Provide your class with a motivating way to engage in a compare and contrast activity. The activity creatively employs a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast aspects of Texas and North Carolina. Not only could this lesson be adjusted to...
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Primary Source Adventures: Runaway Slaves Lesson Plan

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine social changes in Texas during last half of ninteenth century relating to the institution of slavery. They brainstorm methods that unhappy slaves may have used to avoid obeying their masters, and read and discuss...
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My Alamo

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore the events of the Alamo. They observe images of the Alamo and discuss the visual changes in the building over time. Students create their own version of the Alamo.
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Galveston Island

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discuss as a class how waves are formed. In groups, they participate in an experiment in which they can determine the effect of the moon on waves and discuss how Galveston Island formed over time. They identify the soil makeup...
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Moving West with the Forts: Using an Interactive Map

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders practice reading maps and locating the forts stationed in Texas. Using the internet, they analyze westward movements from statehood to the Civil War. In groups, they complete a worksheet about the forts and share their...