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Texas Council on Economic Education

Celebrating Texas

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.

Celebrating Texas

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.

Cotton Industry in Texas

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, with print and visual information on the cotton industry in Texas. This lesson plan begins on page 88 of the pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.

Food and Fiber - Making a Living in Texas Through Agribusiness

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 pdf Building an Economy - The Texas Experience.

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