Do you want to give your students a fun way to review the Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads Era in Texas History? There are 20 different questions cards on Boom Learning™ for students to answer about the cotton industry, cattle industry, Indian Wars, and growth of railroads in Texas. Differentiate by giving certain cards to your students. Afraid that a question is too easy or too difficult? With 20 different events, delete the ones you don’t like for a full game. All of these cards will help your students prepare for any test or quiz on the Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads Era.
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2019 Texas History TEKS for 7th Grade
(1) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history. The student is expected to:
(A) identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain the purpose of dividing the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights; and Contemporary Texas; and
(6) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas from Reconstruction through the beginning of the 20th century. The student is expected to:
(A) identify significant individuals, events, and issues including the factors leading to the expansion of the Texas frontier, the effects of westward expansion on American Indians, the buffalo soldiers, and Quanah Parker
(D) explain the political, economic, and social impact of the agricultural industry and the development of West Texas resulting from the close of the frontier.
(7) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of Texas during the late 19th, 20th, and early 21st centuries. The student is expected to:
(B) define and trace the impact of “boom-and-bust” cycles of leading Texas industries throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries such as … cotton, …
(8)Geography. The student understands the location and characteristics of places and regions of Texas. The student is expected to:
(C) analyze the effects of physical and human factors such as climate, weather, landforms, irrigation, transportation, and communication on major events in Texas.
(9) Geography. The student understands the effects of the interaction between humans and the environment in Texas. The student is expected to:
(A) identify ways in which Texans have adapted to and modified the environment and explain analyze the positive and negative consequences of the modifications;
(20) Social studies skills. The student applies critical-thinking skills to organize and use information acquired through established research methodologies from a variety of valid sources, including technology. The student is expected to:
(B) analyze information by applying absolute and relative chronology through sequencing, categorizing, identifying cause-and-effect relationships, comparing, contrasting, finding the main idea, summarizing, making generalizations and predictions, and drawing inferences and conclusions;
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