Cotton Cattle and Railroads Packet for Distance Learning and Google Drive

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Engage your students with activities and content readings on the Cotton, Cattle and Railroads era in Texas History – all offered as an independent work packet or on-line with Google Slides. This resource includes a paper version and a 1:1 Google version to be used with Google Classroom. On the first page will be a link that will have you make a copy of the Google Doc, so be sure to be signed in to your Google account. You can then share directly with your students.

In this resource, students will learn about the Cotton, Cattle and Railroads era with content area readings, answering questions, primary source analysis, video links, song links, summarizing their notes in Cartoon Notes, and multiple processing activities.

You will receive:
– A vocabulary activity
-Content readings on The Cotton Industry, The Buffalo Soldier, The Cowboy Way of Life, The Cattle Industry, The Railroads in Texas, and the Indian Wars.
Cartoon Notes to summarize their learning,
Primary source analysis activities,
video links and questions,
-song links and questions, and
-Multiple processing activities – for students to share what they have learned.

⭐Please download the preview for a sample of the activity. ⭐

2019 US History TEKS for 7th Grade

(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;

(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;

(C) organize and interpret information from outlines, reports, databases, and visuals, including graphs, charts, timelines, and maps;

(E) support a point of view on a social studies issue or event;

(G) create a visual representation of historical information such as thematic maps, graphs, and charts representing various aspects of the United States; and

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