Engage your students with information on the Cotton Industry in Texas with a color-by-number activity. This activity allows students to identify key information after reading and examining primary source images by answering questions and coloring the correct number in the picture.
• One page of Informational Text on the Cotton Industry in Texas during the late 1800s.
• Three primary source images to examine to enhance student understanding of the topic.
• Questions on the Cotton Industry reading and images. Their answer choice tells them what color to use for the color-by-number answer sheet.
• A full-page color by number picture of cotton in Texas.
Students of all ages will enjoy this activity – provide novelty to your older students with an activity that engages all sides of the brain.
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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:
(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;