Rails, Hedges and Barbed Wire: The High Cost of Fencing on the Texas Frontier

Lesson PlanStudents will learn about the shortage of timber on the Texas plains and examine the high cost of fencing. They will relate the short supply of wood to the inventiveness of entrepreneurs to find a new method of fencing. This lesson begins on page 18 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Source:Texas Council on Economic Education
URL:http://economicstexas.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Texas-Eras.pdf
Grade Level:7th Grade
TEKS:7.6(B), 7.13(A), 7.13(B), 7.20(D), 7.21(A), 7.21(B), 7.22(A)
Topics:Reconstruction, Late Nineteenth-Century

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