This lap book template is designed to help students summarize content from the era of Texas. It contains spaces for notes on the cotton industry, cattle industry, cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers, Indian Wars, and railroads in Texas.
The assembly of the lap book should take 15 – 20 minutes. You can construct the lap book at the beginning of the unit or keep it as a packet and assemble at the end of the unit as a review.
This template works best with my Cotton, Cattle, and Railroad activity bundle and the key provided matches the readings in those activities. I have left the questions editable if you need to change them.
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2019 TEKS for 7th Grade Texas History
(1) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history through absolute and relative chronology . The student is expected to:
(A) identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain the purpose of dividing why historians divide the past into eras, including …Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads;
(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;