7th Grade Social Studies Year at a Glance

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 PeriodHistorical Era/Unit  TEKS 
1st Six WeeksGeography and Native Texans
1. Explain how the natural resources of Texas7.1A, 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 WeeksEuropean Exploration and Spanish 
1. Summarize events in the European exploration7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, 
of Texas.7.2B, 7.19A, 7.19B,
2. Explain why Spain established missions and7.19C
settlements in Texas.
3. Describe the role of Texas in ending Spanish 
rule in the Americas.
Second Six Weeks Assessment
3rd Six WeeksMexican Texas and Revolution
1. Detail how Stephen F. Austin and other7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, 
empresarios brought Anglo American colonists to7.2C, 7.2D, 7.2E, 
Texas.7.2F, 7.3A, 7.3B,
2. Identify the problems that developed between7.14A, 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 PeriodHistorical Era/Unit  TEKS 
4th Six WeeksRepublic, Statehood, Civil War and 
1. Analyze events that took place in the Republic7.1A, 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 WeeksEconomic Growth and Development
1. Discuss the conflicts between Texas and Native7.1A, 7.1B, 7.1C, 
Americans.7.6A, 7.6B, 7.7A, 
2. Compare the economy of East Texas with those7.7B, 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 WeeksModern 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's7.12C, 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
Second Semester Assessment
Note: TEKS 7.21A-H, 7.22A-D, 7.23A-B are recurring throughout the year.