Here is a general outline of the what is to be covered and discussed this year in Texas History-
7th Grade Social Studies Year at a Glance Grading Period Historical Era/Unit TEKS 1st Six Weeks Geography and Native Texans 1. Explain how the natural resources of Texas 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.2A, affect Texans. 7.8A, 7.8B, 7.9A, 2. Compare the populations of Texas regions. 7.9B, 7.9C, 7.10A, 3. Locate important Texas cities. 7.10B, 7.13A, 7.13C, 4. Analyze how Native American cultures lived. *Week of September 17th: Freedom Week* First Six Weeks Assessment 2nd Six Weeks European Exploration and Spanish Colonization 1. Summarize events in the European exploration 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, of Texas. 7.2B, 7.19A, 7.19B, 2. Explain why Spain established missions and 7.19C settlements in Texas. 3. Describe the role of Texas in ending Spanish rule in the Americas. Second Six Weeks Assessment 3rd Six Weeks Mexican Texas and Revolution 1. Detail how Stephen F. Austin and other 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, empresarios brought Anglo American colonists to 7.2C, 7.2D, 7.2E, Texas. 7.2F, 7.3A, 7.3B, 2. Identify the problems that developed between 7.14A, 7.14B, 7.16A, Mexico and the Texas colonists. 7.19A, 7.19B, 7.19C 3. Explain why Texans declared independence from Mexico. 4. Describe the impact of the Texan defeats at the Alamo and Goliad. 5. State how Texas won its independence at the Battle of San Jacinto First Semester Assessment Grading Period Historical Era/Unit TEKS 4th Six Weeks Republic, Statehood, Civil War and Reconstruction 1. Analyze events that took place in the Republic 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.4A, of Texas. 7.5A, 7.5B, 7.9A, 2. Recognize the causes and effects of the 7.9B, 7.14A, 7.14B, Mexican-American War. 7.15A, 7.16A, 7.19C 3. Analyze the role of Texas in the Civil War. 4. Identify new social, political, and economic systems developed in Texas during Reconstruction. Fourth Six Weeks Assessment 5th Six Weeks Economic Growth and Development 1. Discuss the conflicts between Texas and Native 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, Americans. 7.6A, 7.6B, 7.7A, 2. Compare the economy of East Texas with those 7.7B, 7.8A, 7.9A, of West and South Texas. 7.9B, 7.10B, 7.12A, 3. Analyze the role of railroads in the Texas 7.12B, 7.14A, 7.14B, economy. 7.16A, 7.19A 4. Discuss how Texas began to change from a rural state to one with industrial cities. Fifth Six Weeks Assessment 6th Six Weeks Modern Era, Government and Citizenship 1. Summarize Texas involvement in World War I, 7.1A, 7.1B, 7.7C, improvements in transportation, and 7.7D, 7.9A, 7.9B, contributions of new immigrants. 7.9C, 7.12A, 7.12B, 2. Identify Texans who helped solve the nation's 7.12C, 7.14A, 7.14B, problems in the 1930s. 7.15A, 7.16A, 7.16B, 3. Examine Texas involvement in World War II. 7.17A, 7.20A, 7.20B 4. Analyze the Civil Rights movement and conservatism in Texas. 5. Discuss the Texas Constitution. 6. Identify the duties of the different branches in government. Second Semester Assessment Note: TEKS 7.21A-H, 7.22A-D, 7.23A-B are recurring throughout the year.