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229 resources with the concept texas

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Mystery State #42

For Students 4th - 6th
In this mystery state worksheet, students are given five clues which they try to answer to identify the state in question. Then, they locate the state on a map.
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Snapshot Snippets

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders list facts they have learned about the Alamo from their analysis of the Alamo images from The Real Alamo portion of this lesson. They then list 20 facts about the Alamo building, symbols, and Texas history.
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The Many Faces of the Alamo

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders read background information about the Alamo and review both images and quiz questions to list the many uses that the Alamo building has seen to analyze information in written and visual form.
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My Alamo

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Young scholars 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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Texas Tour Brochure

For Teachers 7th
Research a Texas city using the internet. Create a travel brochure which highlights the history, main attractions, and any general information about the city. Use Microsoft Word to create travel brochures.
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Arts, Crafts and Regional Architecture

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Your secondary students trace a region's architecture and its associated crafts. Specifically the instructional activity focuses upon the Lower Rio Grande region and student reflect upon the significant changes in the region over 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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Sam Houston in Antebellum Texas

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders identify Sam Houston, write one-paragraph description in journals of Sam Houston's role in Texas history, view three portraits of Houston, and complete portrait analysis worksheet, comparing and contrasting portraits.
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Plants Of Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the types of plants that are found in Texas. They conduct research using a variety of resources and answer some critical thinking questions. Then students use the information to set the context for role-playing...
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Friar Margil and the Spanish Missions

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders are introduced to Friar Margil and discuss the reasons Spanish friars came to Texas using several different resources. They view an illustration of Friar Margil and complete and illustration analysis sheet. Individuals...
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Simple Symbols

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Have your class learn about Texas and the uses of a glyph. After listening to stories about Texas, they identify state symbols and engage in a glyph activity.
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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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The Alamo

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners study the Battle of the Alamo in depth. In this research skills lesson, students visit the Alamo de Parras website to examine issues related to the battle that took place in 1836. Learners analyze comment strands on issues in...
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Reconstruction in Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders understand life in Texas after the American Civil War. In this Texas lesson, 4th graders receive slips of paper with 5 different points of view, belonging to the people during that time. Students will determine whose point...
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Texas Independence

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Young scholars explore why Texas declared independence from Mexico. In this Texas history lesson, students read four different primary source documents about Texan independence. They then answer inquiry questions about their reading.
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Lone Star Round-Up

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students take a virtual tour of the Capitol Visitors Center in Austin, Texas. In groups, they receive a list of the artifacts and symbols they are to look for during their exploration of the building. To end the lesson, they make a...
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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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(Texas) Capitol Visitors Center, Post-Visit Lesson Plan, Grades 7 and 8

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss the importance of commemorative monuments. They review Texas monuments and identify the reasons a monument dedicated to certain events or individuals. They design another Texas monument and explain why they...
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Texas Treasures

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students explore the meanings of the word "treasure," and examine the use of clay in the construction of buildings in San Antonio, Texas. They examine clay artifacts, and watch a video about pottery artist, Harding Black. Students then...
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Stone Tool Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders use Internet to familiarize themselves with variety of stone tools used by early man, create information chart describing each tool and its purpose, and discuss why tools have survived thousands of years.
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The French in Texas

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders use Internet to examine early French exploration and settlement in Texas, and write journal entries from point of view of 17th Century French settler, French or Spanish explorer, or Native American whose land was taken.
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Dr. Dirt's Archaeology Lab Artifact Analysis

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students simulate analyzing artifacts in archaeological lab by using real techniques that archaeologists use. Students practice measuring skills, drawing, writing, and brainstorming, and make inferences based on evidence.
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Texas History Math

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders practice math skills while they become familiar with Texas' Boom & Bust economy and the natural history of the east Texas Piney Woods.
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The First Texans

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the different groups of people who colonized Texas. They research their way of life and create an informative and creative booklet.