Ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Students explore ranching in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. They design a model of a ranching village with a fortified compound. Students visit a historic ranch and attend a rodeo. They examine the cattle trails of the United States and their connection to the Lower Rio Grande. Students compare and contrast the life of a U.S. cowboy and a vaquero of Northern Mexico. They create a bulletin board display of cattle brands.

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7th - 10th
Social Studies & History
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Lesson Plans
3 hrs
Instructional Strategies
Project-Based Learning
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