Livestock including cattle was first introduced to Texas when Spaniards were colonizing Texas. After the westward expansion American cowboys modeled their own type of branding. Students in this lesson will analyze pictures and answer questions using the slide show to find out more about the cattle branding and its history. Using a Venn diagram they will record the similarities and differences between American and Spanish branding influences. They will design their own brand with a partner and showcase their product to their classmates as they discuss their findings.