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Texas Time Travel provides interactive travel resources to explore the histroy of Texas' involvement in WWI. The website features maps and links to explore WWI historic sites in Texas and mobile tours are available for access on your cellphone featuring images, videos, first-person interviews, maps, and useful visitor information for exploring historical sites across Texas relating to the Great War.
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This lesson plan from The New York Times can be modified for use with any Texan who served as Speaker of the House. A modified version could be used to satisfy requirements for Sam Rayburn Day.
Students will research the role of tourism in the Texas economy and examine various festivals and celebrations that play a major role in this important industry. They will look at profit motive, goods and services, and entrepreneurship as factors in the tourism industry. This lesson begins on page 74 of the pdf Texas Economics: Eras and Individuals.
Students will research the role of tourism in the Texas economy and examine various festivals and celebrations that play a major role in this important industry. They will look at profit motive, goods and services, and entrepreneurship as factors in the tourism industry. This lesson begins on page 74 of the pdf Texas Economics: Eras and Individuals.
Students will participate in a role-playing activity about the effects of urban sprawl on Texas. This lesson begins on page 68 of the pdf Texas Economics: Eras and Individuals.
Students will view a video on the disaster in Texas City, discuss the major concepts from the video and complete activities individually and in groups. Computer activities are included if the teacher wishes to extend the lesson. This lesson begins on page 64 of the pdf Texas Economics: Eras and Individuals.
The Texas Council on Economic Education offers a series of PowerPoint presentations to help teachers with their economics lesson plans.
Students will analyze the relationship between reduced consumption and the level of activity in an economy. They will examine the differences between the prices of products (especially groceries) during the Depression and the current market prices for the same items. The lesson begins on page 54 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Students will analyze a poem and a song and use research in the library and on the Internet to produce a skit about life during the 1930s in Texas. The lesson begins on page 48 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Students will examine events from "boomtown" experiences following discovery of oil in Texas communities. Students will look at the factors of increased demand on limited supplies of goods and services and examine the relationship between price and quantity. The lesson begins on page 38 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Students will examine the cycle of farm tenancy that developed in Texas after the Civil War and look at significant factors of supply and demand that played a role in the growth of the system. They will look at changes brought about by New Deal government regulations and the development and implementation of new technologies. Students will complete a cause-effect graphic that highlights the economic relationships of...
Students 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.
Students will read and discuss what trail drives were like, then plan trail drives as if they were the trail bosses. This lesson begins on page 12 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras and Individuals.
Students will use Jefferson, Texas, as a case study of a town that boomed in the mid-1800s and then declined in the 1880s. The main point of this economic lesson is "opportunity cost." This lesson begins on page 6 of the pdf Texas Economics - Eras & Individuals.
Students will study the terms imports, exports and trade. They will come to understand that Texas, as well as the rest of the nation, is involved in international trade and a global economy. The importance of Texas' ports will also be stressed. This lesson begins on page 152 of the pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.
Students will learn about recent technology advancements, especially those in calculator and computer technology, and how these are important to the Texas economy today. They will compare prices of early calculators to more recent prices to see how prices drop as products have more competition and become more easily available on the market. They will compare this to the same activity used in the barbed wire lesson...
Students will learn about and discuss the importance of the aeronautics and aerospace industries in Texas. They will discuss how these industries helped Texas cities grow and how they contributed to the urbanization of the state. This lesson begins on page 124 of the pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.
Students will learn about the diversity of agricultural products grown and raised in Texas. They will compare special purpose maps of Texas regions and agricultural products to draw conclusions about why certain crops are grown where they are. They will read and interpret charts about various agricultural products to determine the changes in agriculture in Texas over time. This lesson plan begins on page 110 of the...
Students will examine events from "boomtown" experiences following the discovery of oil in Texas communities. Students will look at the factors of increased demand on limited supplies of goods and services and examine the relationship between price and quantity. They will analyze photographs of early oil communities to understand the enormous growth that the oil industry produced. This lesson begins on page 100 of...
Students will examine where cotton is grown in Texas and will look at the role of geographic factors (soil, climate) and human resources (workers) in its production. Students will compare the levels of human labor, past and present, in cotton production and understand the importance of this crop to the Texas economy. They will be provided opportunities to analyze charts and maps, and draw inferences and conclusions...
Students will study the impact of the use of windmills in Texas, both past and present. They will compare the use of this invention during the late 19th century to secure water for advancing settlements west with the use of windmills (turbines and wind farms) today to produce electricity. Students will explore the spread of the windmill across West Texas with the coming of the railroad and barbed wire. This lesson...
<p> In this lesson, students will study the need for better transportation in Texas and the economic impact that the growth and development of the railroad industry had on the state. They will look at the development of the railroad and the changes that communities faced as a result. They will use oral history interviews to examine different points of view about the benefits of the railroad business. This...
Students will look at the role of technological advances (in this case, barbed wire) in changing the economic activities of a region. They will examine cause-and-effect relationships of these changes and understand that the world is economically interdependent. Students will use the introduction of this new invention in Texas as an example of American ideas about progress and the role of creativity in the...
 The student will read information about Mexican rules for getting land in Texas and will use the handout to answer questions. They also will read and discuss primary source documents to learn what life was like for some of the earliest settlers in Texas and complete a follow-up written assignment. This lesson plan begins on page 40 of the pdf Building an Economy: The Texas Experience.
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